Central West End Historic Preservation Preservation Board

Threatened Central West End Building For Sale on CraigsList

by Michael R. Allen

Community Baptist Church has posted a CraigsList ad for the building at 4477 Olive Street, subject of discussion at last month’s Preservation Board meeting where the board considered demolition on preliminary review. The neighboring Youth Technology Education Center (YTEC) is seeking demolition for expansion of its facility, but does not own the building. The board voted to defer the matter for two months to allow the Central West End Association, YTEC and the church to explore alternative plans including preservation of the former laundry building.

The ad states that the asking price is $250,000.