Saturday, June 13, 2009
Vacant, Condemned, Boarded, Bound For Demolition, And Unsecured...
Photos By John Hoff
While walking around with our neighborhood Housing Director, Jeff Skrenes, I noticed something bad at 2130 6th St. N., a condemned house. Glass block windows at the basement level had been smashed OUTWARD, apparently to facilitate the theft of components from the house like copper pipes.
One might think there's not much point in calling 311 about an unsecured house that's awaiting demolition, but a building can be waiting for demolition for months, even YEARS. So of course I called 311. Besides, a day without 311 is like a day without sunshine.
It should be noted that part of 6th Street North is really turning around. This house is just a short distance from the South Hawthorne Community Garden.
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