Let’s Hope 2000 Roses’ ‘Scary’ House Comes Down
There’s a house in the Tenth Street Historic District that needs to come down. Architect Scott B. Roberts has deemed the house ‘scary.’ Skip to Page 127 of the agenda for today’s meeting of the Landmark Commission, and you can see for yourself how dire the situation is. Among the many photos Roberts has submitted is one of the house’s shimmed foundation. “A strong wind could shift the building off its foundation,” he wrote.
The house’s condition is not a new development. On Feb. 9, 2010, the city’s Municipal Court ordered it condemned. The Landmark Commission granted a certificate of demolition on Sept. 7, 2010, on the standard “imminent threat to public health and safety” basis.
Apparently, it wasn’t too imminent. On May 2, 2011, the Landmark Commission issued another certificate of demolition, this time “pursuant to a court order.” But the demolition did not happen within the required 180 days, so the issue is coming before the commission for a third time.
The house has been owned since May 2010 by the 2000 Roses Foundation, which operates the Rose Garden Upscale Store on the corner of Davis and Tyler streets. Let’s hope the group and the city can finally figure out a way to raze this house.