What do you know about 212 South State Street, which was for 51 years the pottery studio of J.T. Abernathy?

Timeline: 212 South State Street

November 3, 2015. Building that caught fire in downtown Ann Arbor was supposed to be demolished 2 months ago, Ann Arbor News. "The city ordered Frehsee on Aug. 28 to demolish the unsafe building by Sept. 9 or a show-cause hearing would be held by the city's Building Board of Appeals. Frehsee said on Monday that hearing never happened and he and the city spent September and October in back-and-forth talks."

November 2, 2015. Following the fire, demolition permit DEMO15-0006 is applied for. (eTrakit)

November 2, 2015. Fire breaks out in condemned building behind State Street in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor News. "A smoky fire broke out in an abandoned building behind State Street in Ann Arbor Monday afternoon. No flames were visible as Ann Arbor firefighters poured water on the smoking rubble. A portion of State Street and Washington Street were closed."

November 2, 2015. Authorities respond to fire near condemned State Street building. Michigan Daily.

October 4, 2015. The parcel is owned by H& K CAMPUS PROPERTIES LLC (2016) according to county records.

September 8, 2015. The Building Board of Appeals project BBA15-017 report is of a "dangerous building", open to the elements.

September 04, 2015. City orders demolition of half-collapsed building in downtown Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor News. "City Administrator Steve Powers confirmed on Thursday the city is taking blight enforcement action against the building owner, Bloomfield Hills-based developer and real estate investor Howard Frehsee."

Aug 19, 2012. Developer renovates historic South State Street building; looks to build apartments, AnnArbor.com. "The building, which is attached to the rear of Sava’s and extends next to the Michigan Theater building on East Liberty Street, was once J.T. Abernathy’s pottery studio. It’s mostly hidden from view on the street, but the roof is now collapsed, the windows are broken and ivy is growing on the walls."

Septmeber 29, 2004. County records show a sale of the property and sale price of $950,000.00.


212 South State Street, Ann Arbor District Library "Old News"