Category: Spotlight on Slumlords

City-Owned Blight: 1615 W Baltimore Street

This property was on the Board of Estimates agenda (link opens a PDF), to be sold in 2013 to a developer. There is nothing available to suggest that sale took place.

Property Address: 1615 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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

State Senator (District 40): Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates (District 40): Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

1615 W Baltimore Street

1615 W Baltimore Street

 

1614 W Fayette Street

Property Address: 1614 W Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Divine Services, LLC, 5824 Barnes Drive, Clinton, MD 20735 (Company charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for Divine Services, LLC: CSC-Lawyers Incorporating Service Company, 7 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

1614 W Fayette Street

1614 W Fayette Street

 

 

1413 W Fayette Street

Property Address: 1413 W Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Michael T Ware and Jumoke Alim, 2383 Akers Mill Road, Apartment 2, Atlanta, GA 30339

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

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

1413 W Fayette Street

1413 W Fayette Street

This property was condemned in 2014, due to unsafe conditions inside the home.

1413 W Fayette Condemnation Sign

1413 W Fayette Condemnation Sign

1809 and 1807 Frederick Avenue

Property Address: 1809 and 1807 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner (1809): Denaly Company, Inc. and Robert E Topi, Jr., 5720 Carrington Drive, White Marsh, MD 21162

Resident Agent for Denaly Company Inc.: George A. Heer, same address.

Property Owner (1807): Marzener Green, 4545 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

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

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

1809 showed up on the city’s 2014 Tax Sale list (you’ll have to do some scrolling). The home has a lien on it in the amount of $312,569.18. I’m not entirely sure why, as the value of the home couldn’t have ever exceeded more than $20,000. The same company owns 1811 Frederick Avenue also, and that had a lien in the amount of $166,433.27.

Also note that 1809 has a red X placard, indicating that it is not safe for firefighters and other emergency personnel to enter the structure.

1809 and 1807 Frederick Avenue

1809 and 1807 Frederick Avenue

 

The Ongoing Battle with 214 S Eaton Street

Property Address: 214 S Eaton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Property Owner: 214 South Eaton Street, LLC, 9117 Orbitan Road, Baltimore, MD 21234 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for 214 S Eaton Street, LLC: Mark Lugenbeel, 3600 Roland Avenue, #300, Baltimore, MD 21211

City Council District and Contact: District 2, Brandon Scott

State Senator (District 46):  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates (District 46): Luke H. Clippinger, Peter A. Hammen, Brooke E. Lierman

A neighbor who lives near this home contacted us about the condition of the property. People have been breaking in via the rear fence, and the rear yard has become overgrown with weeds. It’s also a haven for trash and rats.

The home used to be a typical Baltimore rowhome as seen in the photo here (house on the right):

The house on the right is 214 S Eaton Street, before its "transformation"...

The house on the right is 214 S Eaton Street, before its “transformation”…

Here’s what someone thought would be an appropriate “rehab” of this rowhome in Highlandtown (again, it’s the home on the far right):

214 S Eaton Street, home on the far right.

214 S Eaton Street, home on the far right.

For whatever reason, I can’t imagine, the house never sold. Now it’s become a mess in the rear and a nuisance property. Here are a few photos of the rear of the property:

Fence has been propped up by vagrants/vandals

Fence has been propped up by vagrants/vandals

Weeds in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Weeds in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

More trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

More trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

 

One of Baltimore’s Abandoned Mansions Hits the Auction Block June 23

Update:  According to the auctioneer’s website, this auction has been postponed, with no further information available. Will update on the new date/time if I hear anything.

The subject of this post, the Emerson Mansion, is hitting the auction block on June 23.  It would be wonderful to see this restored as a single-family home again, as it was intended. The photos on the auction website are heartbreaking — it’s been damaged, and is full of trash, but it’s definitely worth saving. (You’ll have to scroll down.)

2500 Eutaw Place, the Emerson Mansion

2500 Eutaw Place, the Emerson Mansion

The auction is June 23rd at the Radisson in Cross Keys. If you’re interesting in bidding, you have to pre-qualify by the 16th of June. If you don’t pre-qualify, you won’t be allowed to bid. Download the pre-qualification form (link opens a PDF) or contact the City’s receiver if you have any questions.

1403 McCulloh Street

Many thanks to Reader MS for the photo and information!

Property Address: 1403 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Robert E Folwkes, 1405 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

1403 McCulloh Street. Note the lack of a roof or rear walls. This home is directly across the street from Booker T Washington Elementary School.

1403 McCulloh Street. Note the lack of a roof or rear walls. This home is directly across the street from Booker T Washington Elementary School.