What will become of James R.?

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1:00am

It was a cold Sunday morning in 1985.

Thousands had gathered downtown to watch the razing of the deteriorating former Sam Davis Hotel building.

Sitting at the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and Commerce Street, the historic mid-rise was being demolished to make way for a structure that would later be called the Renaissance Hotel.

Most citizens

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