(Note: The Demo Watch section of Broken Sidewalk highlights properties eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places that are slated for demolition. These are simply announcements to keep you informed of how your city is changing. Unless expressly stated otherwise, they do not imply any opinion from Broken Sidewalk on the merits of these buildings or their planned demolition.)
A wrecking permit (WR992504) has been requested for a house at 2407 Rowan Street in Portland near the intersection of 24th Street.
The 1,320-square-foot house sits on a 6,000-square-foot lot and is listed as built in 1900 (but is likely older). The brick shotgun house is listed as containing one bedroom and one bath. The property had been in foreclosure and sold at auction for $10,000 in October 2015.
The structure is owned by the Louisville & Jefferson County Landbank Authority. (Information on purchasing property from Metro can be found here.)
Demolition can take place beginning August 11.
If you’d like additional information about this case, you can contact Mike Beard, Plan Review Supervisor, at 502-574-3321 or Cynthia Johnson, Metro Historic Preservation Officer, at 502-574-2868.
I’m almost certain the city was trying to sell this property on opportunityspace.org