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Central Life Building
628 Columbus Street Gallery: Landmarks Description: Five-story Classic Revival office building in dark brown brick retains all original masonry features. A modest entryway is framed by engaged Doric columns supporting a pediment. The entablature presents the name of the building in raised letters. In keeping with the Classical design, the building is divided into three parts. The first floor, including the entry, has a heavy stone foundation and an entablature of stone extending behind the pediment across the façade. The second semnet of the façade consists of the four upper floors, each of which presents four window penetrations. The two central penetrations each hold one double-hung window; the others each present two windows. These paired windows are separated by spandrel panels of brick including soldier rowlock courses. The double windows on the top floor are framed by a brick arch. The third and final portion of the façade includes a decorative brick cornice beneath a shallow brick pediment, which, like the rest of the parapet, is finished with plain coping in stone.