Neighborhood was ready for La Ressurrection
By KEVIN LEININGER
from the archives of The News-Sentinel
But as the picture right suggests, time has not been kind to the neighborhood. The homes standing on either side of Tabor Street in the earlier photograph have long since given way to vacant lots. Trees which were not much more than seedlings at the turn of the century now obscure the view.
Despite the gloomy report, there is reason to believe LaRez may be making a comeback. Money is being spent to rehabilitate previously deteriorating homes, and the planning report admitted a turnaround was possible when it said LaRez ``has potential in its wealth of architecturally significant structures, the diversity of its people, its plentiful housing stock and its convenient central location.''
The neighborhood also has a very active community association which, along with the city, is working hard to bring about a much needed ``LaResurrection.''
(Editor's note, 1997: And the resurrection happened, and the neighborhood as a result developed one of the city's strongest neighborhood associations.
--April 17, 1982