|The room on the second floor in|
which the (alleged) illegal
demolition was taking place.
|Another angle, showing the 2nd|
floor front room and the former
upper porch, now an interior room.
However, I have a small clue that my post has been read by the alleged rapacious developer. There is now a lock and chain through the double-doors in the wall that separates the E.W.F. Stirrup property from the Grove Gardens Residences Condominiums mentioned in my previous post. I have never seen a chain and lock on that door before. Maybe they think that's how I get onto the property when I visit and thought this would block my way.
|That looks formidable, doesn't it?|
|This is the formidable lock on the front gate. The gap is large enough to squeeze through, but I've never done that.|
|Yet locks do not prevent me from taking pictures through a chain link fence.|
|The workers conducting the (alleged) illegal demolition of the |
E.W.F. Stirrup House filled this dumpster before work stopped.
|If I were in Great Britain I'd call this a skip, which is taken to the tip. In any language, it's full.|
|Locks do not prevent me from taking pictures over the wall from the Regions Bank parking lot either.|
This angle showed me a new pile of trash that wasn't there on Friday.
|This is the parking lot of the Regions Bank. The wall is chest|
high and you can just see the E.W.F. Stirrup House in the background.
|It's not clear what that pile of trash is, but I'd lay money it's non-conforming. |
Note the height of the grass. I've seen the property cited previously for a lack of upkeep on the landscaping.
|Notice from the City of Miami for code violations taken by author on August 26, 2009|
|Close up of notice from August 26, 2009. The property is in worse condition now than it was in 2009.|
|Also from August 2009. The property across from the E.W.F. Stirrup House with a similar citation.|
This is the property currently being used to shunt cars in and out of the Coconut Grove Playhouse parking lot.
|A new picture from yesterday of the same fence, with far more growth than for|
which the property was cited in 2009 (above). Note how it's impeding the sidewalk.
|Back to the Stirrup property and yesterday. It wouldn't surprise me at all to find|
this pile of trash is also non-conforming. This is next to the padlocked doors seen above.
|The mailbox at the E.W.F. Stirrup House at 3242 Charles Avenue|
indicates the neglect as well as anything else.
|Another view of the mailbox at the E.W.F. Stirrup House.|
|I have photographed this hole in the front of the E.W.F. Stirrup House before.|
This is the first time I ever saw a creature come out of it.
|It's always a good day when I see a flyer for Reggae music. |
This was on the sidewalk directly in from of the E.W.F. Stirrup House.