This old Conch cottage near Solares Hill has been empty for a good long while. Officially empty at any rate; now someone has put a busted recliner on the porch...
The downslope from the top of the hill toward Simonton Street, magnificent succulent included.
Who I ask myself takes the time to carve a gate? The gingerbread designs carved under the rooflines are a Key West tradition but the gate design is particular and eye catching.
The fire station on Simonton Street was getting spruced up for the new day. The city commission has stalled for the summer on plans for a new city hall. The back and forth is supposed to produce a decision on the future of the dilapidated fire station at Simonton and Angela. So far no dice though Mayor Cates is pushing hard for a new city hall on White Street leaving the commission trying to figure out why that's a bad idea. Either there will be a new city hall here incorporating a long delayed fire station or there will be a parking lot with fire station attached. Our leaders just have to brace themselves and make a decision.
There are some odd numbers being floated about Key West real estate these days. They say house prices are rising which is good news for city residents but it seems astonishing to imagine that prices are stabilizing. Good news for those who depend on property taxes to maintain a working city.
One has to be glad there are optimists out there ready willing and able to buy into a real estate market these days. A nice fat loan from Bank of America might be just the thing, before they go bust.
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