841 East Lake Drive

841 East Lake Dr. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey.

841 East Lake Dr. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey.

841 East Lake Dr. Demolition underway, June 2, 2014.

841 East Lake Dr. Demolition underway, June 3, 2014.

841 East Lake Dr. New construction underway, July 2014.

841 East Lake Dr. New construction underway, July 2014.

841 East Lake Dr., August 2014.

841 East Lake Dr., August 2014.

 

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7 responses to “841 East Lake Drive

  1. 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.”

  2. Virginia Van Lear

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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