Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The New Olive Hotel

The New Olive Hotel at 219 19th Street, may be the last remaining flophouse in downtown. While warehouses are being converted into residential luxury loft apartments, the the New Olive is a vestige of the past. The windows of the furished rooms are covered with tattered curtains and, on the outside window sill on the third floor, someone has left a plastic soft drink bottle and a grocery bag on the ledge. In one of the rear windows, a ragged American flag is draped.