I wrote in a previous blog posting about how 516 Cedar Ave. S., a building involved in a fatal New Years Day explosion and fire, was such a graffiti hotspot that I made it my personal mission from God to make repeated reports to 311 for years at a time; whenever I happened to walk by. Sometimes I actually took pictures and forwarded those to 311, or at least I took pictures with the INTENTION of forwarding those to 311.
Today, while looking for a good stock photo to illustrate a story, I turned up some of those old photos of 510 Cedar Ave. S. so I am sharing those right now. (Keep in mind 510 is an ancillary address, the "master address" of the building is 516 Cedar Ave. S. and I believe 514 Cedar Ave. S. was included, too, and I believe I made a few 311 reports using THAT address, too)
These photos have an incorrect date stamp of 2006 but were probably from 2008 or 2009. My son, Alex, is included in the photos; not just for scale but because documenting the graffiti was also a photo opportunity with my son during weekend visitations...
Sarz. I remember that tag.
For a while, that tag was everywhere. And what, I ask you, did "Sarz" ever contribute to society? Here I am reporting the neglected and decrepit condition of a building to the authorities, a building later involved in a triple fatal fire, and what is spoiled brat Sarz doing?
Smearing his colorful boogers on it like a baby.
Here are the other photos, below.
The two photos below are NOT from the building involved in the fire, but from the building right next door sharing an adjecent wall. I took these photos at the same time documenting graffiti in the same small area.
The precise cause of the fatal fire has not yet been determined. But I'll go out on a limb right now and make a prediction...
It was because some kind of neglected crap wasn't properly taken care of, and the fault lies with the OWNER, not with the GAS COMPANY.
(ADDENDUM, fifteen minutes after hitting the publish button: Or it was connected with terrorism. In either case, it was NOT THE GAS COMPANY)