The other night I was asked why 24/7 wasn’t updated more often. Well, it is summertime for starters and it’s always healthy to find new interests since nothing seems to change much North of Howard. For more than five years I’ve posted photos of mismanaged buildings, reported gunshots fired, dealers in doorways, hookers on Howard, gambling in the public way and still, not much has changed.
7712 N Ashland had the front gate closed and locked Friday night – but still no locks on the front door. According to two sources, one new owner has been working on the back door to keep the squatters out – and hopefully soon the front door?
There have been complaints of people loitering, dealing and making a lot of noise at a certain corner. When I asked for a specific building I was given a well-known address. 7700-06 N Marshfield.
Not much has changed at this property. The gates and doors are unsecured just as they were when I was invited to visit years ago. Hopefully the hallways are cleaner.
On one Friday walk, we noticed the door on this property. On Friday’s walk we checked on it. It has been repaired but was not locked as was the other entry door on the north. The interior doors were unlocked allowing anyone to walk right into the place.
Note: The interior door knob on an exterior door! Maybe that’s all that was in the handyman’s inventory.
However, in all fairness and since it’s public knowledge if one knows where to look, it may as well be shared.
There may be some change underway