Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Expat found this sad house signifying the changes in this neighborhood: This historic house in the shadow of Mercy Hospital was barricaded at least 2 years ago, and it's obviously doomed, as so many Hillcrest properties are. The two huge hospitals are ravenous for parking space, medical office space, consulting room space, research space, and on and on. The puzzle with this one is, why don't they GET ON WITH IT? We're guessing that they're planning to uproot it and move it somewhere else, as was done to a much less attractive house on Third Avenue whose plot the medical types lusted after. Anybody know any more?


Blogger Tanya said...

Aw, how sad...I hope they relocate it.

Wed Mar 26, 11:12:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is th one betw. Fifth and Fourth, it is the Ludwig home, last occupied by Lora Ludwig. Her father left her in charge of nearly forty properties, scattered through City Heights, North Park, Hillcrest and Mission Hills. Her father, mother and sister died over the years;Lora became the sole inheritor, but never filed the paperwork to transfer title.She kept the homes rented at low rates to folks introduced to her by churches. Eventually th county appointed a lawyer to straighten this out (in the mean time they would not allow repairs on any house not in Lora's name).The lawyer has gradually liquidated all the sites, instead of just five or six to pay taxes and fees.Lora was allowed to give a plot to a neighborhood church in Emerald Hills.
We should export lawyers to China... Richard (SAN)

Thu Mar 27, 05:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

Oh, thanks very much for the information.

Fri Mar 28, 06:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

i've definitely seen and wondered about this house. it is surrounded by high dollar medical office high-rises, and parking is scarce in that area!

Wed Apr 23, 03:13:00 PM PDT  

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