Sunday, March 28, 2010
This placard on Park Avenue explains in detail the features of a renovated property up for lease.
This building was a dentist office for many years. As I recall, that was its original use and it carried over through the decades. Some may recall Dr. Peter Pappas having his practice here. The building is on a list of historic sites.
However, the presentation is marred by this pile of garbage and also by the graffiti scrawled on the front walk and the adjacent walls by street people who may have been squatting here at one point.
Property owners have an uphill fight when squatters or street people decide to claim a site as their own. The blue-tiled building at Park & Seventh has suffered a similar fate and there are many more tucked away in other parts of the city.
Surely the building above, on the city's main north-south road, gives a mixed message to prospective renters, let alone the passing public.