The Ideal Building
Follow the blue arrows on the signs as you walk
Like the Sugar Bowl, the Ideal Company started on West Center. The Hess-Snyder Company built this nine-story structure in 1918 to house an enlarged Ideal department store on the first few floors and offices on the upper stories. The Ideal operated until the mid-1900s. The Peoples Merchants Bank was based here for awhile, and now the upper floors have been converted to 66 subsidized apartments.
Directions: Walk to the corner of First Street Southeast. Cross Lincoln Way and stop on the opposite side.