A downtown treasure gone in a flash...

Posted to his social media shortly after the Collins building was engulfed and eventually succumbed to its demise by fire, Larry K. Hill had this to say:

"To hear of the Loss of the Collins building, formerly the old States Hotel, is devastating blow to our downtown and will forever change the face of Woodward. My heart goes out to the families affected by this.

I thought I’d share a memory of this historical building. Years ago, in 2015 I was given the opportunity to paint plein air from atop its roof. This is one of the paintings from that day (now sold.)
Now facing the loss of this building, I look back on these memories with even greater fondness."