True. The pacific coast club was a vanity project of it's time, funded on the cheap by local developers so they'd have a place to bed their girlfriends without their wives catching on. That's why it was an "athletic club" with "room rentals." City leaders knew it was nothing but a hastily erected whore house. That's why they essentially didn't care what happened to it.<quoted text>
Dude, this city used to be a primary vacation destination for Iowans! Not a lot of significant architecture worth preserving then or now. You need to get over to western europe, you dumb hayseed. There you'll see buildings built by top artisans in their fields, and worth preserving, and none of them look like a concrete monstrosity fashioned roughly after an english castle.
Maintaining third rate architecture isn't noble. It's tacky.
By the time it was torn down, the only people who had any memories attached to that architectural eyesore were either dead, impotent, or tied to their managed-care beds to mitigate their violent syphilitic rants.