Post Number: 6143
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 6:57 am: || |
A quick visit Chez Slumpy. P.D.J.
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 7:45 am: || |
Back in the 80's the city was selling those homes for $1.00 if the purchaser signed documents to bring them up to code with electric and plumbing updates and a few other things. The city even included grant money to help out. The picture of the house.....I walked up to the door and touched the stone door surround and it was already crumbling. I proceeded to attempt to purchase this home shown at $1.00. During the month long investigation the city stopped the program and put a moritorium on the sale of any of the city owned homes in Brush Park. Sad to see this going down.
Post Number: 4824
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 1:36 pm: || |
Thanks Andrew. Great shots and photo album.
Give us the history of this house.
Post Number: 1105
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 6:53 pm: || |
Very sad photostory. First good windstorm this spring should do it.
Post Number: 92
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 8:09 pm: || |
This is pitiful. Knock it down and put it out of it's misery. It would seem like a easy cheap job at this point.
Post Number: 1908
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 8:46 pm: || |
Just let us know when it happens...I'd love to snag a brick from an Albert Kahn original!!!!
Post Number: 662
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 8:52 pm: || |
Don't anybody sneeze! Amazing pictures! Thank for posting a link to them. Terrible lose!
Post Number: 1107
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 9:25 pm: || |
Looked up William Livingstone, the original owner, in the 1900 Census, and he was indeed there in that year with his large family. I had to chuckle at the name of his third born son. In the column marked "where born", the entry reads, "at sea". The son's name? Seaborn. LOL
Post Number: 191
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:04 pm: || |
Thanks Andrew, I was about ready to email you about the status of Ole Slumpy. I took numerous pics of Slumpy two years ago and I thought it looked rough then. Poor Slumpy will be lucky to make it through the winter, very sad.
Thanks for the update.
Post Number: 410
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:06 pm: || |
Or throw a snowball now that we have snow.
Anyways, it's too bad about the state of it. I've been watching it for about a year and a half and it has definitely gotten worse. Too bad.
Post Number: 701
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 12:13 am: || |
Whoa, that last picture almost brings a tear to my eye.
Post Number: 3959
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 12:38 am: || |
Here is a bit of interesting info on the relocation of the Livingstone house. In around 1987, the Red Cross wanted to expand but there were three obstacles in the way. The Bonstelle Theater, the Prismatic Club and the Livingstone house.
In 1993, a Wayne State frat bought the house for a buck under the agreement that it would be moved to another location. It as moved one block east. They had planned on renovating it but nothing came about.
The move is what ruined that house and the structure within it. It was already in bad shape prior to being lifted up and pushed over a few hundred feet. The Prismatic Club has an archive of photos and I have a few myself.
Post Number: 5087
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 12:50 am: || |
Man, it needs to just fall, already. So painful looking.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 10:13 am: || |
Hey Ray, thanks for the great research. Talk about a time-delayed pun! I would have never caught it. How about one of us setting up a time lapsed camera? Who ever had to do the boarding-up must have wanted outta there, but quick.
Post Number: 90
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:46 pm: || |
Looks like a bull just before the end of the bullfight.