Sunday, July 10, 2011

2222 4th St N Set for Demolition...For Good This Time Again Eventually

Post by the Hawthorne Hawkman, photo from the city of Minneapolis.

The property at 2222 4th St N seemingly just won't go down, but the city council approved its demolition yet again on July 1st.  I posed the question to a few residents, "Why in the world is Mahmood Khan fighting so hard to keep this property up?"  After all, it's not that great and he has reportedly used materials and supplies from other units instead of putting in new or even gently used items - that includes used carpeting.  Maybe the carpet in the photo above is from the Neapolitan house at 2906 Emerson.  The prevailing opinion is that Khan's hope is to win this fight so that this case/house can be used as a precedent to allow similarly low standards at Khan's properties throughout NoMi.  If that's the case, then 2222 4th St N marks the front line in the battle against slumlord ownership.

More to follow.

3 comments:

  1. The murder of Annshalike Hamilton--whose body was found in the detached garage behind this house--remains unsolved. Though, of course, Hamilton's mother and others close to the family have made no secret of who they suspect.

    I just don't like to see mention of this address without mention of Annshalike Hamilton.

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  2. Oh, by the way, when that house does go down--probably, likely, sooner or later, eventually--somebody snag me a trophy brick, will ya?

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Wow ! My great grandma bought this home in the late 60s and my grandma lived also in this duplex with her. She add the large back porch that was two stories tall, the was best part of the house! Then I move in when my grandma was in her 80s to help out! When they passed we sold the house. They never spent any money on the home because of the poor shape everything was in, but it was liveable when we sold it! I'm kind of sad now that it's gone!

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