Geoff Kelly's cover story in today's Artvoice
is a must read. It's all about the Hamilton Ward House (aka 19 Coe Place) and the emerging Midtown portion of Main Street. Belmont Shelter has owned the house since January. It's still unsecured and seems to be experiencing some advance stage of "demolition by neglect". People who live on Coe Place and readers of fixbufalo have told me that during Scott Witzig's ownership of 19 Coe Place, the building was in better condition.
On the left - Geoff Kelly, Jim Rayburg, Chris Hawley and Stevan Stipanovich discussing the future of the Ward House. And on the right, Chris and Geoff take a closer look at "demolition by negect"
Hamilton Ward House 3 weeks ago...notice debris dumped on City owned vacant lot - 17 Coe Place.
Make sure to check out Chris Hawley's Midtown: Poised for Renaissance
and Stevan Stipanovich's Main Street: North to Ferry
to gain additional insight and deeper appreciation for this part of the City. See the Artspace Archive
for additional information about Coe Place and this Artspace neighborhood.
Over at BRO, David Steele wrote a recent post about the Ward House which I've linked to, right here
. Check out the comments section of David's post.