If one death of a great house is a tragedy, and the death of a thousand grand homes is a statistic, let’s just focus on this one house–one of thousands that now sits empty or have already been demolished. Looks at the details, look at the craftsmanship. Will it be saved in time? It’s within a five minute walk of the Central West End…
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Go west (end) young man (and woman) Where is your pioneer spirit? Where the brave go first, the money will follow. It may take a while, but the yuppie will follow you – just a five minute walk away, the CWE was not so long ago considered a wild and dangerous place. Look at it now!!! And today, the cavalry is only a phone call away.
Unfortunately, a lot of these houses are LRA owned, and politics holds up the purchase except for those in with the alderman.
Chris, do you know anyone (or have heard of anyone) actually being able to purchase and restore property through LRA? It seems to be ridiculously difficult to do, of course, somewhat depending on the alderman/woman.
That sums it up. It can be done, but with the wave of the alderman’s wand, it happens a lot faster. They can also veto sales, as well. Now will they admit to that? No.