But the old four-story building eventually became an eyesore in the heart of downtown Weslaco, Patti Dittburner said.
“It was the home of pigeons, poverty and prostitutes,” she said. “Every year, it looked a little worse.”
But she had a vision to revive the ramshackle building to its grandeur.
“It’s always been a dream of mine. I thought it would be wonderful to bring that building back to its original condition,” said Dittburner, who was a member of the city’s main street board charged with the revitalization of Weslaco’s downtown.
“I thought, ‘Maybe this is possible,”’ she said. “The ugly Cortez didn’t make anything look good.”<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>