Above is a photo from a few months ago, and below is a photo from a few weeks ago of the demo-in-progress of 1254 Russell Ave. N., one of the very few demos in Homewood since the housing crisis.
This crappy little duplex achieved a moment of fame when, during the...
...campaign for Fifth Ward City Council, (Don Samuels versus four political midgets) boards on the windows were painted with the words "How Many Years Don?" as if the years of it being boarded and vacant had anything to do with Don Samuels and not with Natalie Johnson Lee, NRRC, the church which owned the building, etc. (Click here for a close-up photo of the Natalie Johnson Lee sign on the building)
And so another house which stood for as much as a century is wiped off the face of the earth. It's sad. I wish to see more renovation and revitalization and less demolition, even though some buildings undoubtedly need to go.
Here's a little musical serenade to mark the passing of 1254 Russell Ave. N., click here.