That old, beautiful brick building is actually being restored. I always liked it, and was afraid it was going to be lost. I think it used to be a police barracks back in the day. It was painted white this morning, and there are new windows going in. Does anyone know what it is going to be?
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Where exactly is it? I'm looking on Google Earth but don't see such a building at that intersection.
It is in the 500 block of N. Hawley, about a half a block south of Nebraska. It is on the east side, facing west.
I looked at the last Google image just now, and I guess it was already painted white in the summertime. I couldn't find a picture on Images in Time.
I noticed that a few weeks ago to. Would make for an awesome sized family house.
508 Hawley St on AERIS, owned by the Zepf Community Mental Health Center. Parcel 1880717. Check out the structure photo. It's lovely.
Looks like from its construction in 1895 to 1917, there's no info. Then something called the "German Dvl (?) St P Church Cong" got it, then sold to Edward Warren in 1954. Warren held it until 1992, then the property became a hot potato. I've never seen the phrase "FORFEITED LAND" in AERIS before. But now it's Zepf's.
Speaking of "What's going on" I have 2 questions.
1.Anyone know what is being built across from St. Francis high school? Something large is being built down in that ravine type area.
2. Just down the road from the Casino, between Miami street and the river, I notice there are 2 or 3 sort of man made lagoon type areas just separated from the river by a small land berm. What is the purpose of those?
This was a Land Bank acquisition, which was then transferred to Zepf. The Land Bank is doing a lot of good by getting these abandoned properties back on the tax rolls and into the hands of people who will be held accountable for maintaining them or, in some cases, rehabilitating them.
There are a huge number of Forfeited Land parcels in Lucas County. I encourage all of you who are homeowners to look up your property in Areis, then look at the records of the parcels on both sides of you AND that adjoin your property from the back. You may find you have an opportunity to acquire one of these side lots for $100 through the land bank.
Jeepmaker, they are connected. http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/05/01/Sewer-work-starts-as-part-of-521M-plan.html
I'm just impressed that anyone would feel brave enough to venture to Nebraska and Hawley!
I frequently have to deliver in lots of those lovely neighborhoods. Apparently there's a new window company in town. They're doing lots of business, and apparently they use plywood for glass.:P