Phenix City council approves tearing ...

Phenix City council approves tearing down vacant building

There are 8 comments on the WTVM story from Feb 29, 2012, titled Phenix City council approves tearing down vacant building. In it, WTVM reports that:

The building located at the corner of Dillingham Street and Broad Street in Phenix City has served as a bank, a pet store and even a pool room, but has been sitting vacant for years.

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Coweta Republic

Fortson, GA

#1 Feb 29, 2012
Sounds about right for the good old Phenix City council. Take a beautiful historic city landmark and declare it unsafe. Then turn around and purchase it from a county commissioner for the price of $200,000 dollars and tear it down rather than restoring it to it`s original glory.

Now had this been your average citizens unsafe property, the city would have condemned it years ago and given the owner (2) options. The first would be to pay for the demolition of the unsafe structure themselves, or the second which would be, the city would demolish the structure and bill the owner at a much higher cost, at which time they would take the property to pay for the demolition cost.

Let us consider the fact that the city just purchased the much larger Cobb Hospital (Your Mayors former Employer) building and property for $291,707 dollars which seems to be alot more bang for the bucks. HUMMMMMMMMM?
DogGone

Fortson, GA

#2 Mar 1, 2012
Coweta Republic wrote:
Sounds about right for the good old Phenix City council. Take a beautiful historic city landmark and declare it unsafe. Then turn around and purchase it from a county commissioner for the price of $200,000 dollars and tear it down rather than restoring it to it`s original glory.
Now had this been your average citizens unsafe property, the city would have condemned it years ago and given the owner (2) options. The first would be to pay for the demolition of the unsafe structure themselves, or the second which would be, the city would demolish the structure and bill the owner at a much higher cost, at which time they would take the property to pay for the demolition cost.
Let us consider the fact that the city just purchased the much larger Cobb Hospital (Your Mayors former Employer) building and property for $291,707 dollars which seems to be alot more bang for the bucks. HUMMMMMMMMM?
PUGHHHHHH--WEEEE! Something smells!
Conflict of Interest Perhaps?
More political bull-Sh!t and Fuzzy Math. Tear down America and re-write history. Next, with the blessing of the police along with city and county officials, have some illegals work for minimum wage or below throwing up some kind of real eye-sore while our great leaders pass more local ordinances and re-write the constitution.

Remember this little deal when you cast your vote!
Koweta Native

Fortson, GA

#3 Mar 1, 2012
Once the land is cleared can we put up one of those historic markers like the one on the river walk? Perhaps you`ve seen it. The one that honors my Native American fore-fathers who had that very same land stolen from them and recalls how brave they were just before they hanged the poor homeless bastards!

Thanks Phenix City!
Mr Snyder

Fortson, GA

#4 Mar 1, 2012
Koweta Native wrote:
Once the land is cleared can we put up one of those historic markers like the one on the river walk? Perhaps you`ve seen it. The one that honors my Native American fore-fathers who had that very same land stolen from them and recalls how brave they were just before they hanged the poor homeless bastards!
Thanks Phenix City!
I feel your frustration and anger. Just think what would happen if the Phenix City/ Russell Co. Historical Commitee erected a marker on Ingersoll Hill which read...(Six Negroes Hanged Hear)!
DogGone

Fortson, GA

#5 Mar 1, 2012
Mr Snyder wrote:
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I feel your frustration and anger. Just think what would happen if the Phenix City/ Russell Co. Historical Commitee erected a marker on Ingersoll Hill which read...(Six Negroes Hanged Hear)!
We would need to send them back to school to learn to spell I guess.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Mar 4, 2012
Koweta Native wrote:
Once the land is cleared can we put up one of those historic markers like the one on the river walk? Perhaps you`ve seen it. The one that honors my Native American fore-fathers who had that very same land stolen from them and recalls how brave they were just before they hanged the poor homeless bastards!
Thanks Phenix City!
Jeeze...
Laurie

Gainesville, FL

#7 Jun 10, 2012
Mr Snyder wrote:
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I feel your frustration and anger. Just think what would happen if the Phenix City/ Russell Co. Historical Commitee erected a marker on Ingersoll Hill which read...(Six Negroes Hanged Hear)!
I'm doing historical research on Phenix City. Where can I find more info about the lynching? I saw a photo of a lynching while visiting the antique store/museum at the Columbus Farmers Market. I wonder if it was taken at Ingersoll. There was no caption.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2012
Laurie wrote:
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I'm doing historical research on Phenix City. Where can I find more info about the lynching? I saw a photo of a lynching while visiting the antique store/museum at the Columbus Farmers Market. I wonder if it was taken at Ingersoll. There was no caption.
There was a photo I saw a while back that took place at a "hill" in Phenix City, don't recall the name just now.

Seems the agreement was that the hill was near the present day Courthouse.

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