Three of the five city-owned properties that were auctioned by the city last Friday have sold.
The Mid-City Messenger reports that an old police station from 1902 in the Esplanade Ridge/Tremé part of town sold for its opening bid of $175,000. The Two Family Residential District zoning classification of the old police station allows for numerous residential or institutional uses, including schools and churches.
The 2,164-square foot structure on St. Philip Street has been empty since Katrina hit and is in “very poor ” condition with “substantial flooding and roof damage”. No word on what the buyer is going to do with the building.
The Lower Ninth Ward fire station from 1924 on St. Claude Avenue also sold at its opening bid of $31,500.
There were no takers for the Gentilly Ridge firehouse from 1939 (opening bid of $176,000) or the former visitors center on Paris Road (opening bid for $70,000).