In the meantime...
...here's an image accidentally captured by Jeff Skrenes, the Hawthorne Housing Director. Jeff was snapping a few pics for neighborhood newsletter purposes or whatever, and later realized he'd caught an image of some random crackhead standing on the steps of 3020 6th St. N., watching the demolition of 3024 right next door. (Can you find him "Where's Waldo" style?)
Keep in mind, the two houses were owned by the same guy and 3024 is now past foreclosure, past redemption, and occupancy is hanging on based upon nothing but slack in the law for tenants. Watching the backhoe do its work must feel like watching a crystal ball into the future, if you live at 3020 or just buy crack there regularly. (And, yes, from what we could tell...business was brisk at 3020)
It's not a foregone conclusion, however, that 3020 6th St. N. will be demolished. Given how notorious that house has become (and this blog has played no small roll in THAT) some have suggested it would be a major political and social statement for the house to be restored, beautified, and occupied by law abiding people...who will want to have one heck of a security system.
There is loose talk of a yard party planned for the day when 3020 6th St. N. is finally vacant and evacuated.