A Downtown building delivers on charm, even if you can't live there.

A Downtown building delivers on charm, even if you can't live there.

Quaint and charming may not be the way that most Downtown buildings get described these days, but there are a few that still exist. Nestled at 52 E. Lynn St., just a few buildings away from Lynn's intersection with Pearl Alley, the Wheeler Building is one of them.

For two years, local Realtor Jerry Durham, of Continental Realty, has been marketing the second floor of this century-old building. With everyone from millennials to retiring boomers looking for cool residential spaces, we thought this could be one. But we were wrong.

The second floor can be used only for commercial, explains Durham. The locked entry with its secure elevator system already accommodates a digital company and an architectural firm on two higher floors. Jack's Diner is on the first floor.

Following is an assessment of the space:

Rental price: $2,300 a month

Space: Approx. 2,300 square feet for commercial use

Parking: Paid parking in nearby lots is in the range of $100, or more, per month.

View: The front of the building looks into the back of the Rhodes Office Tower.

Design Bonus: Drywall can be removed to expose red brick walls.

Neighborhood Benefit: Pearl Alley farmers markets are twice a week during summer and fall.