Who Owns East St. Louis?

Number 7285
Subject Real Estate
Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch
State MO
Year 1990
Publication Date May-July 1990
Summary St. Louis Post-Dispatch analyzes computer records to identify speculators investing in land auctioned for delinquent taxes in East St. Louis; the mayor of the predominantly black city has insisted that white power brokers were driving the city down so they could buy up the land, force blacks to leave and then redevelop the city, but the largest speculators turned out to be slum lords and speculators hoping to make money.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 14
Keywords East St. Louis;land investments;taxes;speculators;slums
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