In the latter half of the twentieth century, the building and the neighborhood around it fell into physical and economic disrepair. By the 1980s, most of the building had been converted to low-rent apartments, while parts of it were left entirely unoccupied. In the 1990s, the building benefited from a renewed interest in local development, and was heavily renovated and restored. The grand ballroom, now called the "Roosevelt Ballroom," once again found its place as a focal point of local culture.
The building was restored and renamed the Philipsburgh Performing Arts Center (PPAC, pronounced "P-pack" locally) in 2001. The PPAC concept was short-lived, however, and by early 2005 it had ceased to be. Currently, the building's primary occupant is Encore Caterers, once the exclusive caterers to events held at PPAC.