- 2534-2536 W. Dodier Street (VHS Partners LLC, November 2005)
August 2003 - Photograph by Kevin Keiffer.
This mid-block storefront building, long since converted to full residential use, is a reminder of the diversity once inherent to the city. Someone once ran a business here -- perhaps a small grocer or other store, giving local residents an easy place to shop. Corner stores and mid-block businesses were once common throughout the city; now they have all but vanished in many neighborhoods.
And now, with Blairmont having bought the building, even the reminder that such diversity can exist may be destroyed.
Update: Note the 3-story mansard roofed building in the background. That's 2546 Dodier, owned by Blairmont, and destroyed by fire over the first weekend of May 2008.
June 2002 - Photograph by Kevin Keiffer.