921 Culbertson was saved from the wrecking ball, but no thanks to the newspaper, which botched the story from the start.


Let’s avert our eyes from the pay-to-play special interests appeasement program of the Gahanistas, and turn back to August 9, 2018.

If I devote two minutes to providing solid information about the house at 921 Culbertson, are they billable minutes? Can I at least get a Dewey button, or maybe one extra newspaper article per month?

The News and TomMayBune’s Chris Morris focuses on one decayed house in one neighborhood, and he is very disturbed by its condition.

Fair enough. You can get the gist and follow the link to his thoughts, below. Before you do so, recall that right across the street, there once was an historic tavern building which was sacrificed for Jeff Gahan’s campaign finance enhancement — and I recall the newspaper having little to say about it at the time.

The point: Morris savaged the condition of the house on the corner at 921 Culbertson, which is adjacent to Team Gahan’s pastel gingerbread palaces, and advocated immediate demolition without doing the one simple thing that might explain why anyone would even want to rehabilitate the structure: do two minutes of internet research, then call the guy who owns it and ask him. You know, like a reporter.

As it turned out, the guy who had purchased the house and was about to begin rebuilding it has a great track record of success. Now Morris returns to praise the rehabilitation without once conceding he was dead wrong all the way back in August.

Congrats to Andrew Carter — and Bill Hanson, you should be embarrassed.

FROM EYESORE TO SHOWCASE: 921 Culbertson Ave. saved from wrecking ball, by Chris Morris (Tome May’s Content Aggregator)

NEW ALBANY — You could say Andrew Carter has a strange passion. But then again, for those who live around one of his ongoing projects, it’s more of a special gift.

Carter, whose father and uncle developed Underground Station in New Albany, likes to take old houses and give them new life. He doesn’t want homes that are in pristine condition. He wants those that are weeks or days away from being torn down, or in some cases, falling down.

“I am drawn to things that had a life. I enjoy saving them,” he said.

Which is exactly what he did at 921 Culbertson Ave. in New Albany. If there was ever a structure ready for the wrecking ball it was this house.