Another Block of Blight: 1801-1819 Lemmon Street

Another little alley street that’s been abandoned by its owners.

Property Address:  1801 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  John D’Anna, same address.

Clearly nobody is living here, as it’s a vacant abandoned lot where people are dumping their garbage:

1801 Lemmon Street

Property Address:  1803 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Houses R Us, Same Address.  (The only corporation in Maryland with this same name is not in good standing with the State, and its corporate charter has been forfeited.)

1803 Lemmon Street

1805 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Baltimore City Investors, LLC, PO Box 868/1061 Turkey Point Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Registered Agent for Baltimore City Investors, LLC:  David C. Barclay, 170 Jennifer Road, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21041

1807 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: James Harold, 14805 Empire Street, Woodbridge, VA 21093

1809 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Richard Allen Van Dyke, same address (Listed as principal residence, despite it being abandoned and fire-damaged.)

1811 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Harold James, same address.

1813 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Assefa Redai Berhe and Akberet Y Berhe, 1681 Kirkwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21207

1815 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Assefa Redai Berhe and Akberet Y Berhe, 1681 Kirkwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21207/911 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

1817 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Redai Berhe and Akberet Y Berhe, 1681 Kirkwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21207

1819 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Redai Berhe and Akberet Y Berhe, 1681 Kirkwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21207

1805-1819 Lemmon Street

City Council District and Contact for all properties:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

5 comments

  1. BestCrabCakeEver

    Feel sorry for someone who owns a house in the middle of a block of boarded up blights. Could turn one’s own house into a Taj Mahal but it would still be worthless. Uninsurable with any conventional insurer. Unrentable. Continually damaged by water leaks from the surrounding boardups. Etc.

    • slumlordwatch

      Yes. Sort of how I feel sorry for people who live next to shells being worked on by “developers” who work without permits, and cause structural damage to their next-door neighbor’s home.

  2. Cindy

    Please forgive my ignorance, but I am trying to wrap my mind around why so many houses in this area are abandoned. At some point in time there was population in place to warrant building the houses. Where do ppl live if not in all these houses, or where did whole neighborhoods of ppl go to and why did they leave? (Please excuse my country mouse ignorance)

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      A lot of our neighborhoods emptied out due to “white flight” and blockbusting by real estate speculators during the 1950s and 60s, and then emptied out again when the good manufacturing jobs left the city. People tend to go where the jobs are, and jobs in Baltimore are scarce and don’t pay particularly well when you compare the salaries to what you would get for the same job in other cities.

      In present day Baltimore, people tend to leave because of the high property taxes, crime, and poorly performing school system. For renters and homeowners alike, the return on investment isn’t high enough to make it worth the struggle to live here, unless you happen to be able to afford to live in one of our wealthier neighborhoods. Baltimore is a poor city, with 58% of the population earning less than $50,000 a year — the median hovers around $40,000, which is almost half the state median income.

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