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285 East 3rd Street
1 Jan 1900
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This building was erected somewhere around 1900. In the 1970's it was purchased by Steve Cannon for $35,000. After Steve lost his eye-sight (from gluacoma), retired as a college professor and ran into financial difficulty, he sold the building to Lorraine Zhang for approximately $950,000 in 2004. They had an agreement on what rent he would continue to pay and that he would remain living in the buliding. The house is now on the market for $3.35 million and despite not having found a buyer yet, she is evicting Steve come April 15th. He has no legal protection despite his history and prior agreements. 

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