It looks more like Eastern Europe than East 13th Avenue, more Carpathian Mountains than Capitol Hill. The building is straight out of Gothic novel, a Romanesque castle of brick and oak complete with a spire-topped tower straining toward heaven. The front entrance is framed in carved stone, its pointed arch cocked like a malevolent eyebrow above a heavy, iron-ledged door. Stepping inside, you half expect the hysterical cackling of a mad scientist to echo across the corridors. The only thing missing is the gargoyle -- and maybe... More >>>