Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 152

  • 2732 Gamble Street (N & G Ventures LLC, August 2004)

May 2008

Blairmont doesn't own this 1970s HUD house; it belongs to the man who lives in it. What they do own is the empty patch of grass next door, which had a two story red brick townhouse on it when they bought it four years ago.

Demolition often represents a failure -- of vision, of resources, of economy, of community. Sometimes it's the only option left for a struggling community with deteriorated buildings in its midst. But when a wealthy investor from outside the neighborhood allows it to happen, when he obviously has the resources to repair and maintain such properties, it represents a failure of morality.

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