Going, Going...
I first started writing about 2 Girard - google map over here in March, and later in May. The place always catches my eye while driving along the "scar" that never heals. It's right across "Humboldt Parkway" from Deaconess Hospital.
2 Girard A Neighbor's View
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Look how close to perfect the neighbor's place is. I'm sure they are just as interested as dozens of my blog readers have become in the future of 2 Girard. I'll make sure to let the neighbors know the owner of 2 Girard has a court date with Judge Nowak.
  • Buffalo Housing Court Case #868/2005 on August 2 at 930am.
When I stopped by to take pictures today I noticed that the back door was wide open. I knocked and since no one was home, I decided to venture inside. This is what I saw...

2 Girard 2 Girard 6 pictures for you 6 pictures for you
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If there ever was a candidtate for "Reclamation and Re-Use" this is the property. Most of the interior moldings are gone. I suspect the curved window moldings on the first and second floor to disappear soon, too. I've written about "Reclamation and Re-Use." It's called Deconstructing Buffalo. It's also part of the Judge Nowak's Neigborhood Preservation Collaborative.

And if you are interested in getting this place properly secured and some justice for the owner, please contact Masten District Housing Liaiason Mark Boyd. He is heading up Antoine Thompson's office.

Mark Boyd's email. His office number is 851-5145. Please call, we need all the help you can spare.
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BuffaloRox said...

I too pass this place daily and have noted its decline (taggings and broken windows). Although you've only included a few photos, it doesn't look like the place was in terrible condition. What did you think about the condition of the remainder of the house?

There is now another house on the same side of Humboldt but a couple of blocks further down (away from downtown) that looks to be in worse condition. I think it is light blue. It seems to have deteriorated overnight (perhaps a fire?). I think it looks worse than 2 Girard.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at this place 2-3 days ago while driving by the Turret is amazing, The East Side Humboldts parkwaywas once the Richmond Ave of the East Side, Imagine the 33 splitting up Richmond and tell me how nice it would look then

Anonymous said...

Another out of town owner - this one is in Stockbridge, Georgia. Cedric Walker - (770) 506-2928