Sunday, February 19, 2017

All That's Left



This house is located on the corner of Victoria and Davis Ave.  It's been vacant for as long as I can remember.  Pretty soon, it seems, it will meet the same fate as the Webb County Courthouse Annex: demolition by neglect.

I don't expect this unique estate to be restored, and I'm definitely not suggesting that any local governing entity should take ownership of it.  All I can do is archive the Laredo that I know at the present time, and take note of how some properties don't stand a chance, whether that's through necessity or a lack of will.  

There used to be an old church right across the street from it.  I recall it standing, also abandoned, in the early 1990s.  All that is left now is an empty lot.  

3 comments:

  1. That building was but not long ago, maybe last year? One of the contractors I worked with said he was asked for a quote for repair. Hoping for hope!

    The church that was across the street burn down, remember? It also took a few groups from some of the LISD buildings.

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  2. Would love to find a photo of the church that stood there. I don't remember the fire.

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  3. It happened while I lived here so it can't be that long ago. I'm sure LMT archives which show when the fire occurred and some of the LISD buildings that were damaged. I lived on Houston street at the time and had embers fall on the roof, too.

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