841 East Lake Dr. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey.
841 East Lake Dr. Demolition underway, June 3, 2014.
841 East Lake Dr. New construction underway, July 2014.
841 East Lake Dr., August 2014.
Well, I was hopeful that house might actually just be a renovation. But why would I be foolish enough to hope that? Too small! Too modest! It must be removed. Or, will this not count as a demolition given the City’s new definition of the word? Perhaps the fireplace or some other smidgen of the structure will be left standing making it merely a “renovation.”
The smell of crack cocaine, burned out walls , deteriorated/rotten sub floors and exterior walls,, animal and human feces and a meth lab in the bathtub was too much to handle. Sorry that I couldn’t save this structure in entirety and to your liking. Next time you can come on over and start cleaning the impossible. Oh, and I guess you wish the drug dealers were still living there. Sorry, they had to move on to another neighborhood that has stagnant development . And a quick reminder that 75% of the property tax base goes to improving the City of Decatur Schools system.I guess that is a problem for you too.
The racism is breathtaking. Shit.
Racism? I saw the place. Virginia is describing what was actually there, not making assumptions.
Robert/Virgina, if every old/small house in perceived disrepair weren’t described online as a former crack house or site of criminal activity by past, mainly African American owners/residents, folks wouldn’t be so quick to label comments like Virginia’s racist. When they fit a pattern of racist rhetoric readers are left to draw conclusions like those Ted expressed.
Ditto, and I never mentioned race. That’s on you Ted.
Virginia I’m sure Ted can speak/write for himself. But in my experience the language (drug references, esp. crack) you and your architect used is seen as racially charged code for criminal activities stereotyped/mapped onto African Americans. You may or may not have intended it as a racial comment but that’s the way it is perceived.
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