- 1215 Wright Street (Blairmont Associates LLC, January 2006)
Already covered at Ecology of Absence, this house is old news on the Blairmont circuit. It stands in the middle of a redeveloping section of Old North, with the 14th Street Mall renovation underway a few blocks south, and owner-occupant rehabs going on all around. In the middle of all this activity, the house is a trouble spot, due to its vacancy.
May 2003 - photograph by Kevin Kieffer
Long-deferred maintenance is allowing pieces of the beautiful terra cotta cornice scrollwork to fall off the facade. Couldn't Paul McKee plunk down a few thousand bucks to stabilize his building? He should. Old North isn't going anywhere, and he's doing a criminal disservice to its residents by allowing this piece of the neighborhood's heritage to fall apart.