--The old building on 13th street, next door to "Our House
," in former years occupied by P. Devereux
, currier, afterwards respectively used as the office of the Whig, Morning Mail, Penny Post,
and National American
newspapers, and occupied latterly by Simpson
as a baker's shop, is undergoing the process of dismemberment, to give place to an elegant and costly four-story brick edifice, intended for the occupancy of Mr. O. H. Chaikley
, the popular leather dealer.
The owner of the site, as also of the adjacent tenements on either side, Mr. Samuel S. Cottrell
, is a public spirited citizen, and has evinced a taste in improving his landed possessions that other property-holders would do well to emulate.