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Revisiting the 10 most blighted houses in Church Hill

12/08/2014 8:30 AM by

Back in March 2010, we selected 10 houses as The 10 most blighted houses in Church Hill. These decaying houses scattered across the area were the worst among what at times seemed like a sea of vacant houses.

Almost 5 years later, 3 of the houses have been restored, 5 have been demolished, and 2 still sit waiting for whatever comes next.

It is worth noting that two best renovations were undertaken by non-profit organizations: the stunning renovation at 2012 Fairmount Avenue was by Better Housing Coalition, and 909 North 24th Street was wonderfully renovated by Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation.

What struck me in rolling around for the updated photos is that, while there continue to be areas plagued by vacancy, this level of ragged decrepitness is almost non-existent. Also, the metamorphosis of Church Hill North along the S Street corridor is almost unbelievable.

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1200 North 20th Street (2014/2010)

1200 North 20th Street (2014/2010)

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2012 Fairmount Avenue (2014/2010)

2012 Fairmount Avenue (2014/2010)

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611 North 30th Street (2014 /2010)

611 North 30th Street (2014 /2010)

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909 North 24th Street (2014/2010)

909 North 24th Street (2014/2010)

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1312-1314 Oakwood Avenue (2014/2010)

1312-1314 Oakwood Avenue (2014/2010)

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1410 North 25th Street (2014/2010)

1410 North 25th Street (2014/2010)

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1608 North 22nd Street (2014/2010)

1608 North 22nd Street (2014/2010)

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2117-2119 Cedar Street (2014/2010)

2117-2119 Cedar Street (2014/2010)

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2508 Q Street (2014/2010)

2508 Q Street (2014/2010)

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2902 East Leigh Street (2014/2010)

2902 East Leigh Street (2014/2010)


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