Property: 108 N. Magnolia Ave., Lansing City Pulse’s very first eyesore was almost lost. When we reported on it on July 21, 2004, the house just off Michigan Avenue was under a make safe or demolish order. At that point, it had been boarded up for seven years. The order prompted the out-of-town owner to put on a new roof. The house ended up being sold and fixed up by its current owner, James Boucher, who maintains it as a rental. Our original report had a great human touch: Neighbor Doug Van Epps took it upon himself to mow the lawn because he wanted the neighborhood to look nice.
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