Photos contributed by an anonymous reader, blog post by John Hoff
After my public gloating session about Freidman's Shoe Store finally fixing their windows in response to public pressure, I asked readers to help me select the next target for constructive public shaming.
Though I have not yet chosen which eyesore I will target until doomsday if necessary, there is a lot of value in a highly-public discussion about who is the most deserving. Posted above are photos of what one anonymous JNS blog reader describes as the "crap hole" at 1900 and 1904 West Broadway.
Here's what my anonymous contributor tells me:
"I bet there is a terrible rotten mess inside that junk hole. It looks like it's right across the street from the gas station. (JNS says: he means the station with the messed up awning not fixed more than a year after the tornado, while the gas station is obviously pulling in money every day) Maybe a double whammie should be done to this junk hole and to the gas station at the same time. The side view shows an entrance to the corner part of the building. I think there may be someone still living in part of the building." (JNS says: Correction: it is "almost"a year, not "more than a year)
While I was busy today, shopping for a hot pink camel hair shawl, one of my regular readers and contributors gave me information about the lot in question, as follows:
I went into the Hennepin County tax records and found that there is no listing for 1900 and 1904 Lowry Avenue North. So, I checked further and found out that the entire lot is listed under the address of 3203 Logan Avenue North. I don't know why the building has 1900 and 1904 posted on the front of the building facing Lowry Avenue. However, which is the front? The part of the building facing Lowry or the part of the building facing Logan?
According to the tax records, it is all one building with the address of 3203 Logan Avenue North. The owner is Donna Rudebush at 3203 Logan Avenue North. The property is listed as "residential, homestead." That building is not listed as a business building.
And so 1900 and 1904 Lowry Ave. N. which is REALLY 3203 Logan Avenune North takes an early lead in this little contest, but can it sustain the momentum? Stay tuned!
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