Monthly Archives: April 2012

605 McKoy Street

605 McKoy Street before demolition and tree removal. Photo by author, April 2012.

605 McKoy with builder’s sign. Photo by author, April 2012.

605 McKoy being demolished. Photo by author, April 30, 2012.

In the video you can make out clothes still hanging in a closet and an attic full of family belongings.
The backhoe tears through the attic and the abandoned family belongings go into the debris pile.

605 McKoy being demolished. Photo by author, April 30, 2012.

605 McKoy after demolition. The mature trees framing the backhoe are being cut down. Photo by author, May 1, 2012.

605 McKoy. June 1, 2012.

Brochure for the replacement home to be constructed at 605 McKoy Street.

As the house was being demolished, I tweeted a picture of it with a comment about the builder razing with the family’s contents still inside. Tony Sullivan, an Oakhurst resident who lives nearby, sent this compassionate tweet:

470 Ansley Street

470 Ansley, March 5, 2012.

470 Ansley Street, April 27, 2012. 7:10 AM.

470 Ansley Street, April 27, 2012. 10:30 AM.

470 Ansley Street, September 22, 2012.

Read more about this teardown.

235 West Benson

Popped top:

Credit: City of Decatur 2009 Historic Resources Survey.

According to the 2009 citywide historic resources survey, 235 West Benson was one of a small number of historic homes credited with being in excellent condition. Now, the property no longer retains its historic integrity.

922 East Lake Drive

454 Ansley Street

454 Ansley Street completed. First open house, July 1, 2012.

Read more about this teardown.

450 Ansley Street

Read more about this teardown.

231 Fourth Avenue

231 Fourth Avenue being prepped for teardown. April 2012.

231 Fourth Avenue. Teardown in progress, April 2012.

231 Fourth Avenue. McMansion rising at former ranch house site. July 22, 2012.

231 Fourth Ave. August 5, 2012.

231 Fourth Ave. November 7, 2012.

 

211 West Hill Street

Credit: 2009 City of Decatur Historic Resources Survey.

211 West Hill after teardown. April 2012.

211 West Hill Street. July 28, 2012.