Photo, blog post by John Hoff
The house at 2939 Lyndale Ave. N. was within a hair's breadth of being acquired by by CPED and demolished back in late 2010, early 2011. Only the most narrow of votes by the Hawthorne Neighborhood Association saved the property from The Backhoe Of Doom.
My role in that close neighborhood vote was prominent, and I pushed hard. In fact, I pushed so hard I know I ruffled some feathers, but I'm hopeful people will consider the deliciousness of the resulting political omelette, rather than how the omelette was made. What I'm hearing is some enthusiastic, energetic neighborhood revitalizers have acquired the property and are throwing their hearts and souls into renovating it.
How much did they pay for the house? Keep in mind this house had incredible hardwood floors and was located close enough to the amazing Bangkok Market to hit the front door by throwing a softball.
Well, The Re/Max website and numerous other internet sources confirm the house sold for $18,000.
And the best part? Bargains like this still exist all over NoMi.