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100-year-old St. Paul home demolished despite efforts to save it

2022-05-13 15:16:04 –

Efforts to save a 100-year-old home at Princeton Av in 1904. In St. Paul, the crew suddenly stopped on Friday as they turned the house into rubble.

Mary Joe Qatar, suffering from hoarding, could not convince city officials and courts to spare her home. She said her neighbor sent her a text in the news on Friday morning.

“My house is down today,” she wrote in a text message. “Most people are sad and frustrated that there was no way to rethink.”

Kattar and her family had hopes that the city might forgive even after the judge and the State Court of Appeals ruled against her. She talked to a real estate agent, she said.

However, workers with excavators on Friday ruled out the possibility that the house would be saved.

Kattar and her husband, John, were ordered to leave the house in 2007 because Mary Jo was suffering from hoarding. The couple continue to pay property taxes and maintain the yard, but city officials said other issues have not been resolved.

In December 2020, the city council declared the house a dangerous structure and unanimously decided to demolish it. In December 2021, the State Court of Appeals confirmed that St. Paul actually had the authority to destroy the house.

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