Well, I’ll be darned! Last winter I featured the tragically abandoned Vine Grove Avenue (posts one and two), and lo and behold, the most deteriorated houses were demolished in mid September. From the looks of it, the vast majority of the houses on the west side of the street, which were in a severe state of deterioration, were demolished, and the rare, but trashed, Italianate wood frame duplex on the east side is gone. The house nearby damaged by fire earlier this year, and its neighbor, are gone, too.
A few of these houses seem to have had already been demolished in the summer, when I visited the block, but then there was a new push to clear this block by City Hall.