Monday, December 18, 2006

Future teardowns?

I found time this weekend to get out and photograph the two houses that face the threat of demolition by their new owner, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

2005 E. Kenwood Blvd:
2005 E. Kenwood Blvd.

2009 E. Kenwood Blvd:
2009 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Both shots link back to more photos at my Flickr account.

More has already been written about these homes than I could ever do; I will simply state that I feel that tearing them down will damage the block and the neighborhood.

On the flip side, I can sympathize with MJF. It's nearly impossible to find an empty lot for construction on the East Side. But surely there are better candidates for demolition than these two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope this doesn't go through. I like the houses. What would they build on top of it? Just a surface lot or a building?