The structure once sported campaign posters for Leroy Burgess (of Burgess Realty), who made an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2001. On the campaign trail, Burgess said he supported a plan to contract with residents’ groups to provide city beautification.
City records show the building — erected in 1909 — was assessed last year at $47,650. The current owner, Rosemary Burgess (also of Burgess Realty), could not be reached for comment.
Text by editorial intern Joe Kotula.
Photo by editorial intern Rachel McIntyre.
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