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Old 06-21-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I didn't see these houses listed on the city real estate site (I also check there).
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Southside Flats, Pittsburgh, PA
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Sorry, I mistook them for some ones I was looking at on the 1300 block of Boyle (1306, 1308, 1312 -still right there), which sold for $19k each.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Hi Faer, yes, I also remember those houses on Boyle being for sale, however the ones on the current demolition list are across the street from those. Good news: those houses are all currently being restored! Bad news: the houses across the street are on the city's demolition list.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:47 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Maybe they are going to put in some section 8's in there?
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Here we go! I went around the North Side today and took pictures of some of the homes on the city's demolition list. Obviously, a few are beyond repair. However, the homes on Boyle appeared to be very restore-able. Go to the link below to see the pictures!

Discovering Historic Pittsburgh: City of Pittsburgh Demolition List (June, 2011)
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Here we go! I went around the North Side today and took pictures of some of the homes on the city's demolition list. Obviously, a few are beyond repair. However, the homes on Boyle appeared to be very restore-able. Go to the link below to see the pictures!

Discovering Historic Pittsburgh: City of Pittsburgh Demolition List (June, 2011)

I can understand demolishing most of the others. It's a crying shame to tear down all of those homes on Boyle Street, however. They're in very good condition. What are they going to put there?

It's such a disturbing trend lately not just in Pittsburgh but in many other places, this tearing down of homes and buildings that are beautiful examples of architecture. Many are over 100 years old.

They just demolished a three story house circa 1885 in my neighborhood to make room for a boxy, ugly as hell TD Bank and a drive through. Ugh!
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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The "missing tooth" that a demolished row house creates is so hard to fix. The best remedy I've seen is when the neighboring house buys the lot and turns it into a nicely landscaped side yard. It's still nowhere near the same as a solid row, though.

It's a shame these homes were never put on the market. I wonder if the media would care? Afterall, it is a waste of tax dollars to pay for a demolition when there may be willing buyers.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I'm inclined to call the city and ask what is up. These demolitions are that ridiculous. Just across the street are several very similar row-homes being rehabbed quite nicely.

If no one bites the bullet, I may call and ask to buy one of these houses on the cheap. I bet I could make a killing. $$
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm inclined to call the city and ask what is up. These demolitions are that ridiculous. Just across the street are several very similar row-homes being rehabbed quite nicely.

If no one bites the bullet, I may call and ask to buy one of these houses on the cheap. I bet I could make a killing. $$
If they'll take a $500 down payment I'll be your neighbor

Be sure to update is if you do call.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Philly
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even at $1 the city saves the cost of demolition
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