Business Up Front, Destruction in Back

Tyson Research Center, DeMenil, Compton Hill Tower 130

Update: These houses were demolished sometime in the winter of 2018-2019. See the last two photos of this post on nearby Cote Brilliante Avenue.

These houses along Marcus Avenue look alright, just a little rough around the edges, rights?

West End 008

In reality, their red bricks backs have been stolen, leaving nothing but a sagging mess spilling onto the backyards. Luckily for the house on the end, there is no market for tan bricks.

West End 009

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ann says:


    that is amazing and tragic all at the same time.

  2. Casey F. Ryback says:

    Jesus, that is the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s a cancer on the city.

  3. K says:

    Chris, I’ve been browsing old posts, and this one reminded me of this:

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