Saturday, April 17, 2010
Pamiko House Set for Demolition
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman
I dedicated the day today to a Hawthorne Hawkman patrol, where I went through (mostly) Hawthorne, took pictures of properties, called 311, and removed plenty of sign spam. In my travels, I came across a demolition/raze order posted at 621 26th Ave N.
I already knew this property was a Pamiko house and that Paul Koenig (pronounced Kay-neg) was largely responsible for driving this house into the ground. The property has been vacant for three years and is bordered by 623 26th Ave N, where slumlord Bashir Moghul was reportedly shot, and 619 26th Ave N, one of the worst-managed rental properties in Hawthorne.
But what I found REALLY interesting was...
...the list of names on the Director's Order. It's my understanding that everyone with a financial interest in the property is a recipient of such an order. We have:
Pamiko Properties (ok, that's only a surprise to the extent that Pamiko still has ownership in ANY property)
Angela Larson, Keller Williams Integrity Realty (I want to know what HER involvement is)
Aspen Funding LLC
KB Mechanical Inc
Creative Home Construction Inc
Floor Technologies Inc
Lien Guaranty Inc
If I had to guess, I'd say that everyone from KB through Lien Guaranty is an entity that did work on the property and never got paid. Then I speculate further: were these companies just innocent victims, or have they done other work on slummy properties in my neighborhood? After all, this house has all the trappings of a slumlord in terms of horrid windows, a converted porch, and virtually no curb appeal.
JNS readers are encouraged to share what they know about these companies.