- 1512 Montgomery Avenue
Left: March 2003; right: March 2007
It wouldn't simply be the fact that I'd developed a noticeable tilt. Nor would it be the encroaching suburban-style development along W. Florissant Avenue to my east, including the Church's Fried Chicken parking lot directly abutting my property line (the presence of which just might have something to do with why that tilt developed in the first place.)
No, if I were this house, what would really have me fearing for my life was the fact that in August, 2005, I was purchased by Blairmont Associates Ltd. Co, boarded up and left uninhabited. For houses my age, in my neighborhood, that's a proven kiss of death.
Update, August 20, 2008: As reported by Ecology of Absence, the house's east gable collapsed into the adjacent parking lot during a recent storm. Thankfully, nobody was killed.