Urban Archaeology: 2707 Blair

November 15, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

I’ve dedicated a dozen years or so to revitalizing my North County community, Ferguson in particular, so I have a soft spot in my heart for the good folks of Old North St. Louis, who are (let’s be honest) fighting an uphill battle to renew their historic neighborhood. Like North County, North City has a perception problem, in the sense that some areas are actually pretty safe and stable, and yet many people lump this large geographic area into a single crime-ridden monolith.

Which it isn’t. In fact, some parts of North City are seeing genuine progress, especially Old North, where you’ll find this three-story home that was built in 1906 and has been in the same family ever since!

It may not look like it, but this house was actually occupied up until recently. It sits on a quiet block where vacant lots outnumber buildings.

There are no interior photos, which makes me extra curious. Especially because I know the original hardwood floors have been covered by newspapers since the 1940s, and the original outhouse is still out back!!

Who knows what you might find in this place?! Sounds like a time-warp to me!

And since the list price is only $25,000, you’ll have plenty left over for a metal detector!! Maybe even some college interns, who can help you excavate the empty lot next door, which is included in the sale!

2707 Blair has 6 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms in 2538 square feet. It’s in need of a full rehab and was just listed today by Christopher Sorth, RE/MAX Results.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this unique find, which is just a block from Crown Candy and the new Crown Square Mall, give me a shout! You won’t believe the lovely downtown view from here!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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