Blogger tries to save 'Nightmare' house

Jun 18, 2010 | Posted by: Left The Burg Years Ago | Full story: www.watertowndailytimes.com

A Massena man has launched a YouTube campaign to save the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" house from the wrecking ball.

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#2
Jun 19, 2010
 
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
the producers who made the show or something should put up the money to save it.
its a legend dude,should not be coming down.

if i had it,you bet your ass id buy it
candycane

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Jun 19, 2010
 
Went to see the house for the second time today and it is awesome. Too bad it wasn't treated better by the frats -- they are mostly responsible for the horrible shape it is in.

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Jun 19, 2010
 
The name of the game is how low will potsdam go. Its a win win for them to sell it for a cheap price and they should consider it. With the amount of work it needs they should sell it dirt cheap so that the person buying has a fighting chance of actually restoring it. Unless someone has an endless money flow (must be nice) that place looks like a money pit. A beautiful victorian in its prime.

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Jun 19, 2010
 
I think the town recently bought it for 66k to tear it down and build new town offices there.

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Jun 19, 2010
 
News_Watcher wrote:
I think the town recently bought it for 66k to tear it down and build new town offices there.
hmm I wonder if it was to stir up contraversy to turn a profit.
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Jun 19, 2010
 
That was my old frat house in the 1980s. An 18 yr old died of alcohol poisoning/overdrinking during the '90's. Another drunk fell off the roof and remains in a wheelchair.

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Jun 20, 2010
 
DoesYourButtHurt wrote:
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hmm I wonder if it was to stir up contraversy to turn a profit.
The town had picked some property over by lawrence avenue school for the new town offices. Since the village is talking about dissolution the town sold that property and bought the 18 Elm st. location to be more centralized if the village does decide to dissolve. I believe the town is waiting on some grant money to tear the old frat house down and get started on the new offices. They aren't above making a profit, I am sure if the money was right they may take it. Looking at that old building, it would cost 200K in this day in age to bring it back to pristine condition in my opinion.

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Jun 20, 2010
 
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The town had picked some property over by lawrence avenue school for the new town offices. Since the village is talking about dissolution the town sold that property and bought the 18 Elm st. location to be more centralized if the village does decide to dissolve. I believe the town is waiting on some grant money to tear the old frat house down and get started on the new offices. They aren't above making a profit, I am sure if the money was right they may take it. Looking at that old building, it would cost 200K in this day in age to bring it back to pristine condition in my opinion.
Massena is also talking dissolution...I don't know what that is or why they are talking about it. If they did dissolve, what would happen to public services?

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Jun 20, 2010
 
Mainly to do away with duplication of services. Some high paying administrative positions would be eliminated and services combined. If they do dissolve, and keep the local police, they would cover the entire town of Massena. DPW would combine with the town highway department. Then there would be issues like garbage, water and sewer and how to fairly tax everyone in each district. It's something they have to carefully study. Miss a couple of key line items and it could mean disaster fiscally. A lot of towns and villages are contemplating it because the state is in such a mess. I hope Massena and Potsdam vote in favor of keeping things the way they are.

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Jun 23, 2010
 
News_Watcher wrote:
Mainly to do away with duplication of services. Some high paying administrative positions would be eliminated and services combined. If they do dissolve, and keep the local police, they would cover the entire town of Massena. DPW would combine with the town highway department. Then there would be issues like garbage, water and sewer and how to fairly tax everyone in each district. It's something they have to carefully study. Miss a couple of key line items and it could mean disaster fiscally. A lot of towns and villages are contemplating it because the state is in such a mess. I hope Massena and Potsdam vote in favor of keeping things the way they are.
check out the facebook page created for nigthmare on elm street house. potsdam should sell it for 60,000 -- the price they bought it -- have it restored -- and then --keep it on the tax rolls. would make a nice beadand breakfast, a museum or offices..so many ideas.
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#12
Jun 23, 2010
 
I saw it. Hopefully they will. It's a huge cash cow the way it is. To restore it to its original grandeur it would need to be stripped to the framing and a team of skilled craftsman like Norm Abrams and the gang at "This Old House". Maybe write to them and see if they will come take a look at it. Personally I walk down Waverly St. in Potsdam and am amazed at the good condition some of the old buildings are in. Maybe you are onto something here John. Perhaps a group of people could write to this old house and get them to take a look. The structure has a lot of potential and should be saved if at all possible. Wow we just had an earthquake in Potsdam. Seriously
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Aug 2, 2010
 

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awesome wrote:
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
the producers who made the show or something should put up the money to save it.
its a legend dude,should not be coming down.
if i had it,you bet your ass id buy it
who gives a shit it has nothing to do with "a nightmare on elm street" and even if it did no on ewould come to see it. wes craven himself said the house in in significant.
goofy drools

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Aug 2, 2010
 
snicklefritz wrote:
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who gives a shit it has nothing to do with "a nightmare on elm street" and even if it did no on ewould come to see it. wes craven himself said the house in in significant.
are you a marie reagan groupie?

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