On Thursday afternoon I met up with Brandon Ellington, newly elected Missouri State House Representative for the 41st District which includes the East Side of Kansas City Missouri. It has some boundary overlap with the KCMO Third City Council District. We rode around and did a photo tour of some of the blighted areas. In some cases there are even good houses selling so cheap on the east side that a renter west of Troost or Main could own their own domicile east of Troost.
Holy Name Church Demolition in progress at 23rd and Benton Boulevard. See photoblog post from January about Holy Name Church.