Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 99

    Left and right:
  • 1523/1521 Palm Street (Blairmont Associates LLC, November 2004 / LRA)
  • 1519/1517 (privately owned)

September 2006

1523 is the left-hand unit of the left-hand house; the LRA owns the right-hand unit. They owned the left-hand unit until it sold to Blairmont in 2004, which is odd. Isn't LRA supposed to sell to owners who will do something with their property?

May 2008

But I want to talk more about the next door neighbor, which isn't owned by Paul McKee. In 2007 it was purchased by a serviceman who's currently stationed overseas.

And you know what's happening inside of it?

Renovation. Rehabilitation. New construction. While Paul McKee sits 25 miles away letting the building next door, a soldier on the other side of the planet is getting this one ready for a return to life.

Now really, somebody wanna explain that one to me?

1 comment:

John Daly said...

I've recently taken a greater interest in the City. I just started reading: Mapping Decline, St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. The author (Colin Gordon)uses approximately 75 digital maps to augment his narrative. Eye opening stuff to say the least.

John in STL