Saturday, September 29, 2007

Reality Check

929 N. Villere St. (1)


This very blighted house was approved for demolition by the HDLC (Historic District Landmarks Commission) a couple months ago. It was torn down on Sept. 27th, 2007 after sitting vacant for more than 15 years.

According to the Tax Assessor's Database, it was last transferred at a tax sale.
ROBINSON, CHRIS. % ALICE ANCAR, 2 COLGATE PL. KENNER, LA Tax Bill #: 207105722

Sale Type: TAX
Sale Price: $ 0
Sale Date: September 25, 2004

FEMA had officially stopped doing demolitions in New Orleans back around August 5th. After about a month of lag-time, the City has gotten it together and is back on the task of removing blighted/abandoned housing in New Orleans.

929 N. Villere was a very early example of our unique Creole Cottage. However without any plans for redevelopment this building was contributing to blight in Treme.

These are a few other blighted properties demolished in the past week:

Fairview


Washington Avenue Warehouse

1 comment:

John M. said...

I have just renovated a 1909 Prairie Style Foursquare. I posted some of the before and after photos on my blog:

http://creativehomedecorating.blogspot.com/