For Karin Flood and her family, the Flood Building is an important member of the family. Built in honor of James C. Flood in 1904, this building has been cared for by a long line of James Floods – most recently her late father, Jim Flood.
During its restoration in the 1990s, the landmark building on Market Street was often surrounded by barricades. And Jim, dedicated to revitalizing the area, asked neighborhood children to help beautify barriers with painted murals.
So when storefronts around the city began boarding up their windows, the flagship corner location of The Gap included, Karin and her family thought of their father’s legacy once more. Asking what their father would do in this time of crisis, they said, “I bet we would paint the barricades again.”