It would have been nice if this big old house could have been preserved. It would have been nice if someone had taken responsibility for this property and not allowed it to further deteriorate and become a haven for vagrants and a (perceived) threat to the residents across the street.
Instead, we get another empty lot. The demolition of this building actually clears an entire city block. There’s another vacant city block on the other side of Bienville. Our block is between these two empty blocks. We’re feeling a little pinched.
But at least I got this funny picture out of the deal: