My Sunday column described the conflict between one of St. Paul's most intriguing characters, Arjo Adams, and the city Department of Safety & Inspections over code violations at his house at 676 Wells St. To report the story, I asked the department for its list of vacant properties, which features nearly 1,100 addresses. Only 52 of those belong to Category 3, the most likely candidates for demolition, because they're considered largely beyond repair. Note: I bungled the number of those owned by the department in my story, because I missed a repeat entry on the spreadsheet. It turns out the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority owns five, not six, properties listed as Category 3: 301 Sturgis St., 276 Nugent St., 694 4th St. E., 698 4th St. E. and 288 Forbes Av.
Here's the map of the Category 3 properties.