The walls came down last week at the southwest corner of Edloe and W. Alabama streets, in the wake of a demo permit issued the week before. A few readers had eyes and lenses on the spot, which is currently listed for lease on LoopNet as 3000 Alabama Ct. but goes by 3501 W. Alabama in other county records. The walled complex (shown mid-teardown at the start of last week) was sold to St. Luke’s in 2009 by Metsun Senior Living, though it’s rumored to have been a former residence of deceased Greenway Plaza mastermind Kenneth Schnitzer.
St. Luke’s, whose main land holding sits catty-corner to the Alabama Ct. property, also owns the office park across Edloe, visible to the east of the freshly-emptied lot in this shot below from later last week:
The county lists one the now-departed structures long hidden behind the wall as dating back to 1965, with another building listed on the property listed as 1992 construction. The swimming pool, formerly located about where the pile of rubble can be seen in the background of the shot below, was filled in shortly after St. Luke’s bought the land:
The land is located next to Lacrosse Unlimited in the strip center at 3601 W. Alabama; the 3-story office building at 3100 Edloe can also be seen in the background above.
Photos: Joseph Manley (first), MontroseResident (second and third)