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The blocks around First Baptist have lost most of their houses. Bell Avenue itself has been removed from most of the block; the ground that once held townhouses is now a park.

These lovely townhouses, part of a sequence known as Givens' Row, suffered a fire and were demolished under Paul McKee's ownership in November 2007. The fire damaged Blairmont's unit, as well as an LRA-owned unit adjacent. Only one separate unit, owned by another company, escaped the wrecking ball.

These last photographs are important ones. A great deal of this area looks like this, with unremarkable but pleasant new construction lining the streets.

This tour has moved south to north. One more block north is Martin Luther King Drive, southern boundary of the the JeffVanderLou neighborhood.

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