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835 N Fremont Avenue

Property Address:  835 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

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

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

835 N Fremont Avenue, artwork by Specter

835 N Fremont Avenue, artwork by Specter

Reader-Submitted Blight: 1610 McCulloh Street

Thanks again to Reader LP for this submission!

Property Address:  1610 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Ashiya Wood-Jennifer, 12209 Firth of Tae Drive, Ft. Washington, MD 20744

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1610 McCulloh Street

1610 McCulloh Street

 

Reader-Submitted Blight: 1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue

Again, many thanks to Reader LP for the photo and information!

Property Address:  1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (1426):  MH One, LLC, 4201 31st Street South, #1013, Arlington, VA 22206 / 10601 Weymouth Street, #4, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Also owns 504 N Carrollton Avenue)

Resident Agent for MH One, LLC:  Seth Greenblatt, same Bethesda address.

Property Owner (1428):  Solsbury, LLC — same addresses and resident agent as MH One, LLC, above.

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue.  Note the "School Zone" sign on the left -- there is a school down the block, and kids have to pass this blighted mess daily.

1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue. Note the “School Zone” sign on the left — there is a school down the block, and kids have to pass this blighted mess daily.

Reader-Submitted Blight: 1430-1432 Druid Hill Avenue – BCFD Was Here

Again, thanks to Reader LP for this submission!

Property Address:  1430-1432 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Martin and Susan Johnson, 2930 N Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1430-1432 Druid Hill Avenue

1430-1432 Druid Hill Avenue:  Note the red x signs to indicate the property is not safe for firefighters to enter.

 

City-Owned Blight: 835 and 833 N Fremont Avenue

Property Address:  835 and 833 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

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

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

835 and 833 N Fremont Avenue

835 and 833 N Fremont Avenue

A Duo of Blight: 831 and 829 N Fremont Avenue

Property Address:  831 and 829 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (831):  McCoy Cooper, PO Box 67613, Baltimore, MD 21215/5100 Nelson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner (829):  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

831 and 829 N Fremont Avenue

831 and 829 N Fremont Avenue

The city filed an injunction against Mr. Cooper in 2010, however, the matter was dropped shortly thereafter.

 

701 W Lafayette Avenue: An Example of Systemic Abuse and Sheer Greed

Property Address:  701 W Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  701 Lafayette, LLC, 3431 Wabash Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for 701 Lafayette, LLC:  Harris and Folick, Inc., 2442 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217.  (Resident agent’s charter has also been forfeited, corporation is not in good standing).

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

701 W Lafayette Avenue

701 W Lafayette Avenue

I found an archived article that appeared in the October 17, 1942 edition of The Afro American with the headline “Family of 9 Living in 1 Room Typical of Housing Conditions” — the article details the deplorable living conditions of people in a tenement building right here in Baltimore, and the slumlord owner?  The above-mentioned Harris and Folick, Inc.

Folks, this article is from 1942.  NINETEEN FORTY-TWO.  Nothing has changed in 60 years, other than the fact that (hopefully) Harris and Folick have finally gone out of business, (hopefully) never to return.  The fact that they were allowed to stay in business this long, and enjoy the financial benefit from owning blighted slum property makes me wonder how many more are out there, waiting to be found.

If this property and its owner doesn’t serve as a perfect example of the systemic destruction of Baltimore City’s housing stock, nothing will.  I am hoping you, my reader, have the same chills running up your spine that I have right now.