Category Archives: Walker Avenue

College Hill notes: Two more properties under contract

The old Addams bookstore location on Tate Street is apparently under contract. The “For Sale” sign is gone and surveyors’ flags have sprouted around the property. The listed price was $650,000; the one-time Victory Theatre has been up for sale since April … Continue reading

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News to know from Tate Street, Walker Avenue and the ‘Spoon

From the Tate Street business district: There’s activity in the former University Laundry location. Tables and chairs have been moved in and upfitting is under way. Oh boy — another restaurant. … Novelist Miriam Herrin of Walker Avenue was recently … Continue reading

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This week’s notes on life and real estate in College Hill

Neighbors James and Amanda Keith have bought the stately mansion Double Oaks at 204 North Mendenhall. They plan to re-establish the turn-of-the-century, colonial revival house as a bed-and-breakfast by the end of the summer. … There are rumblings from the … Continue reading

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A few things you need to know about College Hill right now … including news of babies, chickens, churches and more …

A few short items worth knowing about College Hill, delivered via the venerable but vanishing journalistic device known as a three-dot column: Save the date: National Night Out is Tuesday August 2, and what better place to hold the official College Hill … Continue reading

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Come see 808 Walker Avenue at an open house on Sunday

The wonderful Orlo Epps House at 808 Walker will be have an open house Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to see one of College Hill’s most impressive houses before it’s sold and, we hope, … Continue reading

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Now for sale: The grand Orlo Epps House (808 Walker Avenue)

One of College Hill’s most notable houses is now on the market. The Orlo Epps House is a grand Queen Anne at 808 Walker Avenue with projecting bay windows, gables, dormers and a corner balcony and turret (click here for the … Continue reading

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Tate Street closed between Carr and Walker today

A utility crew is replacing a pole near the business district and has closed Tate Street at Carr Street and at Walker Avenue. They expect it to take the entire morning and possibly continue into the afternoon. It will be … Continue reading

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College Hill Real Estate Report, Spring 2016

Spring marks the beginning of the home-buying/home-selling season, and College Hill is coming off a relatively quiet year in 2015. With few houses coming onto the market, only five owner-occupied, single-family homes were sold, along with two rental houses and … Continue reading

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Tough times come to Tate Street: 25% of storefronts are empty, and, on top of that, New York Pizza is going to be sold

The business scene on Tate Street looks tougher today than it has in many years. Seven of the 27 storefronts are empty. Some had been pillars of the business district for 20, 30 or even 60 years. The biggest store on … Continue reading

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Demolition of stone retaining wall at 110 South Mendenhall St. to be considered Oct. 29 by Historic Preservation Commission

This month’s agenda for the Historic Preservation Commission includes a request to demolish the granite retaining wall along the sidewalk at 110 South Mendenhall Street. The wall has been leaning noticeably toward the street for years. Property owner Bill Burkley … Continue reading

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