|(Rice - Stix Building)
(Liggett and Myers (Rice-Stix) Building)
(Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. Building)
Architect: Isaac S. Taylor
150 ft. 7 floors
Originally built for local tobacco magnates Liggett & Myers the building was taken over by Rice - Styx in 1907
One of the greatest treasures of the Washington Avenue garment district is this, the Merchandise Mart. Hewn from massive rusticated blocks of granite at street level, with terra cotta details far above, this building holds a truly commanding position on the street, filling an entire city block.
The great old warehouse has been unused for many years; however, renovation began in the summer of 2001 and is now mostly finished. The building has been converted into 213 apartments, which began opening at the end of 2002