3405 Woodbrook Avenue

Property Address:  3405 Woodbrook Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  James E Cann, PO Box 11914, Baltimore, MD 21207

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

3405 Woodbrook Avenue

3 comments

  1. Pete from Highlandtown

    Im 99.9 % sure that ive been in that building before. A few years back a contractor had me look at it. There had been a fire inside.But as usual, there was more water damage than actual fire damage.

    I remember telling the contractor that i had a good crew.It went downhill from there.He made quite clear that he prefered interior demolition companies that hired immigrants cheaply from 7-11 parking lots. When i told him that i did have some immigrant workers on my crew, but that i paid them $15 an hour, he made quite clear that he wanted someone that paid thier workers $8 or less an hour[He actually specifically stated this]

    I wasnt surprised to never hear from him again.But i guess that he never found anyone else that charged cheaper than me ,either[i remember giving him a very low price,since it was in the middle of the 2009 Recession]

    The building wasnt in too bad shape. I seem to recall that it was split into 6 different apartments.And that only one apartment was in really bad shape. And ive seen far worse. If the building had been in Canton or Fed Hill, someone would have definitly bought it and rehabbed it. It didnt seem to be a very “bad'” neighborhood.But it certainly wasnt a very properous neighborhood either.So i guess the owner took the insurance money and left the building to rot

    there was at least one hole in the roof.I seem to recall it was caused by the firemen trying to put the fire out. It wasnt big.But its been three years now.And there must have been a huge amount of rain and snow entering the building since i last looked at it

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      Pete, it does look like a beautiful building — and it’s a shame the owner has allowed it to rot. Fighting a fire is a dirty, damaging business, unfortunately — but ultimately, the owner is responsible for fixing the damage and either selling it or rehabbing it.

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