Photos By John Hoff
The photo above shows the boarded front door and the area by the front steps where (apparent) prostitutes and johns would toss their butts.
A nearby resident witnessed city housing inspectors show up with a police escort. Suspected prostitutes were seen loading up their possessions and leaving at the last minute. It is expected the same old girls will be present on Penn Ave. N., but they just won't have the salmon house as a base of operations.
Meanwhile, residents have turned their attention to the fate of the structure--hoping to have it condemned and torn down--plus the next problem house in the area, known as the "brown house." Pit bulls have reportedly been seized at that house in the past, along with treadmills. With 2700 Morgan Ave. N. down, the brown house is expected to take up the slack.
The resident who witnessed today's evacuation said it was "a happy day" while turning attention to watering flowers.
For this resident, there appeared no time to rejoice...attention had to be turned to the "brown house" and the notorious alley bounded by Logan and Morgan, 26th and 27th Ave. N., where drugs and prostitution are constant.
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