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Pardon Our Mess: Burned house in Harrisburg owned by Land Bank

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WHERE: In the historic Harrisburg district at 1707 Cartledge Lane, about a half-mile south of the John C. Calhoun Expressway.

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Augusta Land Bank Authority has approved demolition as neighbors complain of this home being hazardous.   JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Augusta Land Bank Authority has approved demolition as neighbors complain of this home being hazardous.

WHAT: An abandoned single-story house that was built in 1916 and sustained heavy fire damage during a blaze on July 4, 2012. Portions of the foundation are roofless and supported on cinder blocks; and tin shingles and crumbled concrete fill the inside of the home. Neighbors complain of children roaming the residence.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: The Augusta Land Bank Authority owns the house and unanimously voted in favor of demolition in July.

ACTION TAKEN: Land Bank Authority Director Norman Michael has identified demolition funding in the agency’s budget and told the License and Inspection Division to proceed with asbestos testing and demolition bids. “I had to make sure our budget could afford to demolish the property so the Land Bank Authority waited for a few projects to take place before moving forward,” Michael said.

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Pops
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Pops 09/22/13 - 08:06 pm
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Why don't

we get the County Commission to declare it as an historical something or other.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/22/13 - 11:15 pm
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Photogenic

It looks like a building and grounds that photographers around the world would like to come and put into their portfolios. It is a tourist attraction. Don't let ’em tear that little brown building down!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/23/13 - 06:03 am
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E. Pluribus Unum. LOL LOL
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E. Pluribus Unum. LOL LOL

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/23/13 - 06:10 am
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If I Was A Neighbor

I would just complain that the grass is not being cut.

Bulldog
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Bulldog 09/23/13 - 07:38 am
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One down and more to go...

According to the "Broken Windows" theory, structures like this one are a significant part of the mix that breeds crime and continued degradation of an area. Continued emphasis on removing these eye sores will yield an excellent return on the investment. Vigorous enforcement of our existing codes and the investment of taxpayer dollars where necessary is vital to Richmond County's recovery.

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