Monday, October 12, 2009


Near the corner of S. Roman and Cleveland, I found another prime example of the toll that the shadow of eminent domain takes on the people and places of Lower Mid City.  This shotgun double on Cleveland, sporting a great new coat of paint and a few spruce touches since the storm, sits awaiting renters on one side.

As neighbors down S. Roman told me later, sitting out on their stoop: if they had known about the looming demolition, they wouldn't have moved into the neighborhood in the first place.   And they don't know why anyone would move into the neighborhood at this point knowing of that specter.

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