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Plans to Restore Condemned Home

(La Porte, IN) - The city has condemned a house that wasn’t being brought up to code.


La Porte Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor said among the problems were busted windows and trash outside the residence in the 900 block of Linwood Street, a few blocks south of Lincolnway and about a half mile east of the courthouse.


Batchelor said the city, working with a realtor, found a new owner, who plans to restore the home.


“We’re going to get somebody coming in here.  Going to renovate the whole place and get it back to the quality we want in La Porte,” he said.


After the house was condemned, Batchelor said the son of the former owner was arrested for returning to the property.


Mayor Tom Dermody said there were a lot of complaints from neighbors about the home, along with calls to the police.


“We’re continuing cleaning up La Porte,” he said.

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