Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 114

  • 2701 Blair Street (Dodier Investors LLC, November 2006, $30,000)

May 2008

It stands depressingly close to the heart of Old North St. Louis, just a short walk from Crown Candy Kitchen and the 14th Street Mall, currently under reconstruction. But nothing's happening here. Paul McKee has sat on this building, and many other Old North properties, for years now, as redevelopment surges around and past him.

Built in 1873 per city records online, it has been empty since 2000. The roof is severely deteriorated; the porches are gone. Even if Paul McKee agrees to sell it off, it will require considerable (possibly total) reconstruction. If McKee had done basic maintenance, the job might not be so daunting. Even if a renovation becomes possible, getting funding in place will take time, a further delay incurred by McKee's blockbusting tactics.

November 2007

Price bounce: Sold in October 2006 for $25,000; sold again in November 2006 for $30,000.

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