Update: The buildings were demolished in 2008. No conspiracy after all, just shear incompetence. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.
The rest of Wright Street west of North Florissant Ave is similarly as devastated as Montgomery Street. What is more troubling is that the houses on Wright seem to have been purposefully sabotaged, and not for the purpose of brick theft.
The house below, painted baby blue, was NOT some abandoned house that needed to be torn down to protect children. It was occupied before being bought by real estate kingpin Paul McKee. Of course he doesn’t buy it in his name, but rather uses shell companies. Read about Blairmont here at Built St. Louis.
The wall of this house seems to have been demolished with the sole purpose of undermining its use as a habitable domicile. There is little market for baby blue painted brick, and the large quantity of bricks left on the ground makes me suspect that the people who did this didn’t even want the bricks.
I don’t normally believe in conspiracy theories, but something sinister is going on in St. Louis Place, and I’m not talking about the normal street crimes.