Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Uh-oh

Check out this building behind the King Edward hotel:





The tax rolls state the city of Jackson is the owner of this property. 

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the old City Court building?

Anonymous said...

Call the Community Improvement Division of the City of Jackson at 311 to have them come tear down and demolish this run down and dilapidated property. (Sarcasm intended) There was an article on WLBT's website just a week or so ago about the city stepping up efforts to do this to private properties. Wonder why they can't do it to their own.

exjxnres said...

One picture says a lot....

Anonymous said...

Abandoned building is abandoned.

Anonymous said...


Ride down Capitol Street from The King Edward east to The Old Capitol---you may cry !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Come on yall, Jackson has a ton of issues. But this is not a picture of neglect. What they heck happened?

Anonymous said...

Open air mixed use. It is what all the Creatives are asking for. TeamJXN is just itching to hold one of their blind lovefests there.

Anonymous said...

Probably delinquent taxes. No one would bid on it. Owner didn't pay taxes cuz' it had no value. City will build a motel there/sarcasm intended.

Anonymous said...

Mo-ga-dish-u [clap][clap] ... [clap,clap].

Anonymous said...

At least the building match the roads in Jackson, Baby Boy!

Mortgage-free since 2014!

Anonymous said...

This building has been in bad shape for years. I know about 6 years ago, the roof was starting to give way. Looked decent at the time from the street. You can go to Google Earth and zoom in on the 300 block of W. Pearl and see https://www.google.com/maps/@32.299726,-90.1928382,226a,20y,96.97h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3what it looked like a few years back.

Anonymous said...

How does a bldg get partially torn down? Surely no-one was paid to begin this destruction and was financially unable to go any further than this in the apparently brief period the demolition was in progress. Is this part of the David Watkins Jackson miracle?

Anonymous said...

Random question, but does anyone know who owns the former Peaches Restaurant location? I wish there was an open forum to ask that.

Anonymous said...

4:17, I was thinking of the three buildings at corner of N Mill St and W Cap, which you can see from upper floors of the King Edward. Just a bit West of Lott Furniture in W Cap. That roof caved in several years ago.

Anonymous said...

This is blight. Jackson is, as usual, pitiful when dealing with buildings that need to be demolished. NOLA has tackled this issue, and the results are breathtaking, and heartbreaking. Read, weep: http://blightstatus.nola.gov/#&start_date=Jun%2019,%202016&end_date=Jul%2019,%202016&timeframe=last%2030%20days

Anonymous said...

Looks like it just fell in from neglect and possible poor construction and materials.

Johnny Weir said...

Has anyone noticed in the cloud formation a face (side view) looking down on Jackson. Cloud face has lip puckered out.

Anonymous said...

Visual proof that gravity sucks.

Anonymous said...

mice?


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"How does a bldg get partially torn down?"

Hmmm - demolition proceeds for a week, the first paychecks bounce, work ends. Simplest explanation.

Anonymous said...

6:09 Or move the money to Meridian.

Anonymous said...

@4:58 - Poor construction and/or poor materials???

Surely you jest. This building was built decades ago, and has not been maintained for years. The issues shown in this picture are not the result of either the original construction or the materials. It was not built like the pyramids of Egypt centuries ago with an intent that it last forever.

I would bet that even if the bldg had been maintained, the roof kept intact, etc. that it would still be ready for destruction.

Anonymous said...

Just let the scuppers and drains on the roof get plugged.

Let the water pond and penetrate the roof.

Let the fungi and corrosion work for a few years.

Wallah!

Anonymous said...

Fungi and corrosion also works wonders for posters using such backwoods patois as "wallah."

Tailhook said...

Plane hit it. No runway lights at Mevers-Wiley-Stoakes.

Dobie said...

This is Yarber's bachelor pad.

Anonymous said...

The fence in the photo indicated to me that the owner expected the side wall to fail. The fence protects passersby from injury.

Anonymous said...

The old Sun 'n Sand is owned by rich people. Why don't they clean their mess up?

Anonymous said...

Well, if you don't want to see this sort of thing, you have to stop blocking laws that allow cities in Mississippi to demolish unsafe buildings and allow them to hold the owners responsible for the costs and/or auction off the property.
If it's a building that had state use or funds associated with it, the State has to be held responsible for the costs of maintenance or demolishing the site.
There are homes in every older neighborhood being neglected and blighted because of legal disputes over the property ( divorce and estate disputes) or abandonment. Even when there is a homeowner's association and active covenants, the legal costs of trying to use that vehicle to sue the owners are prohibitive.
You will learn why cities can't act in a timely manner when this happens in your neighborhood. And, it will prompt you to learn how other communities solved this problem with State support for new ordinances.

Anonymous said...

Where else but in SoDoJax can you enjoy hip open-air, mixed-use facilities with eclectic people of all socioeconomic backgrounds?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a perfect place to relocate the Fondren Garage!

Kingfish said...

Don't give him any ideas.

Anonymous said...

12:17 - Thank you for the best laugh I have had this week!

Seventeen Blues Clubs!!!!! said...

Looks like those fancy brick sidewalks are really boosting the property values! Farish Street will be filled with hip boutiques and blues clubs any day now.

BTW, When is BB King's scheduled to open again?

Anonymous said...

8:02 you nailed the problem. State law hinders city demos throughout the state. I can only guess that a real estate or landlord lobby is at work here. There's actually a lot of money to be made with demo contracts, and there's very often corruption involved when cities award them.

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