January 18, 1977: Most of the work was complete, with the exception of hanging a new front door. WHALE scheduled a board meeting that day to sell the restored building.

Macomber-Sylvia Building 072: Restoration Nearly Complete

Early in the morning, a gas explosion rocked the area, destroying the Macomber-Sylvia Building and two others - O'Malley's Tavern and the Eggers Building.