For a little less than a year, Richmond Slumlord Watch dug into the ownership of vacant houses in the city (with a definite focus on the East End). This was one of my favorite sites to see pop up & would *love* to see someone take the idea and run with it.
In that vein, let’s look for a minute at 807 North 24th Street, perhaps the most iconic vacant house in Union Hill.
The house is owned by “TAYLOR WILLIE & ESTELLE B & ALMINTA S”, with no transfer date listed. A Willie Taylor also owns a vacant lot at 1436 Rogers Street in Brauers, though there is not clear if this is the same man.
The tangle of names on the ownership and the long-term vacancy indicate that this property is owned by an estate, if “owned” is really the correct word at this point.
The house is on an April 2014 list of properties facing seizure due to nonpayment of taxes, with owners given a public 30 day warning that “proceedings will be commenced […] to sell the following parcels.” Anyone know how to follow up on this or have more information?