I remember walking by this one about two years ago and I pulled open the siding at the sidewalk level and from the looks of it, I'm pretty sure the building looks much more interesting without the (ominous) black siding on. Though perhaps a little run-down. I don't know what the owner was thinking but it looks like a crackhouse the way it stands today.
It's been like that for decades!
It's just as bad as re-doing the façade with 90's grey or pink bricks. LolYup... Just ugly!