One of the notable features of the Lewelleyn Manor apartments is the blue-and-white neon sign that sits on the roof of the four-story building at Temple Street and Rampart Boulevard. But the view of that vintage sign has now been partially blocked from some vantage points by a new roof-top wall or structure that was recently tagged up, according to a neighbor who took the photo above.
It’s not clear what that new structure is doing there but it’s located next to some existing cellphone antennas. “The ‘wall’ just tagged in a big way,” said the neighbor.
The 46-unit apartment building with a night club on the ground floor was built in 1926 by by contractor and real estate investor Lewelleyn J. Smith. On the same block, Lewelleyn also built the former Rampart Theater, which opened in 1924.
The building had been listed for sale earlier this year for $4.7 million but the listing has expired, according to Redfin. Blocking the view of the sign with a tagged up wall is probably not going to help property values.