Old North and Another Fire

There are still so many great things happening in the Old North neighborhood, where houses are being rehabbed, and other buildings, while still vacant, have been stabilized, leaving them secure for future residents to buy and renovate.

Not so with properties still owned by Paul McKee. At the beginning of March, another one of his buildings, bought at the height of the real estate bubble so the price to buy them today and get them out of his hands is ridiculously expensive, has gone up in flames.

This is not a vacant street where lizards, owls and bald eagles roam (inside joke); people live on this street, and now they have to put up with this burned out ruin right next to their home.

Meanwhile, there are houses that are in danger. Will they go up in flames next? How would you feel if you lived in this neighborhood?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Josiah Gundersen says:

    Is that a joke about the video piece at the St. Louis Art Museum right now?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:


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