Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 147

  • 1215 Wright Street (Blairmont Associates LLC, January 2006)

May 2008

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.

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