Friday, April 17, 2015

By Brian Leaf
Rockford Register Star
Posted Apr. 17, 2015 at 12:08 PM
Updated Apr 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM
ROCKFORD — The end is near for the yellow house at 204 Irving Ave.
The damaged roof, warped floors, faded particle board windows and asbestos siding make it a difficult structure to rehab.
Built more than 100 years ago, the vacant home’s sentence is demolition. But this one won’t cost taxpayers the $7,000 it typically takes to tear down a boarded-up house.