Took these pictures pictures this morning of a property located to the East side of the Columbia Plaza Shopping Center in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue. The property, according to one neighbor, has been vacantt since at least 1980 and was taken over more than a year ago by the Lancaster Redevelopment Authority, which has by appearances had done little other than replace windows, balcony and deck. The yard is nothing but weeds. The reason I post it, the property is located on a major getaway from our town and doesn't leave visitors with a great image.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
On Saturday, the alley beside the legion was closed by borough officials and it wads noticeable that bricks had fallen from the lower side of the structure.
Tuesday, a condemned sign was placed on the wood panel that blocks the doors to the vacant legion.
The Legion closed sometime in the 1980s and is owned by the Mount Zion AME Church, next door, who purchased the property back in 1990. At that time, the church had plans to turn the structure into a historical museum.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and the West Hempfield Township Police Department will be holding a joint press conference in reference to the Missing Person investigation of Katherine M. Connolly this afternoon at a time yet to be determined at the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, Lancaster County Court House, 5th Floor. A second announcement will be made once a time has been established. No further information will be released at this time.