Sunday, November 28, 2021

What the square structure at 3041 Sandra Drive in New Orleans, Louisiana was.

This short news article will discuss and give a brief description of what the square structure at 3041 Sandra Drive in New Orleans, Louisiana was.

The building at 3041 Sandra Drive in New Orleans was none other than a chicken restaurant known as MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN which was operated by Darnell Cooper and Sheric Youngblood. MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN had first opened during the summer of 2004. (Ref: https://opengovus.com/louisiana-corporation/35744370K)


Now here is the reason why MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN closed down. MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN was shut down by the Louisiana Secretary Of State in the winter of November 2008 because their business license had been revoked. (Ref: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_la/35744370K)

So after being shut down by the Louisiana Secretary Of State and having their business license revoked, Darnell Cooper and Sheric Youngblood sold MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN to Dwayne Cooper and Diane Goldman sometime in the winter of 2008 during the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Dwayne Cooper and Diane Goldman would be the new owners of MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN and merge MS. D'S FINGER LICKIN into D'S FINGER LICKING CHICKEN. However D'S FINGER LICKING CHICKEN was shut down by the Louisiana Secretary Of State because their business license had been revoked before the summer of 2009. (Ref: https://opengovus.com/louisiana-corporation/35219284K)



The address for this square structure was 3041 Sandra Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, US 70114.

Friday, November 26, 2021

A look at Flea Market Sink. One of Austin’s lesser known sinkholes.

Flea Market Sink is one of Austin’s lesser known sinkholes which have not been as thoroughly explored. This news article will explain what Flea Market Sink is.

Tucked away near the Highway 290 right-of-way towards West William Cannon Drive is a small sinkhole called Flea Market Sink. Any signs indicating there is a sinkhole present are hidden away by the shrubbery of tall grass and oak trees. Vegetation hides the visibility of Flea Market Sink. Flea Market Sink is a significant sinkhole feature that is a significant recharge feature.


There is a black metal fence surrounding the perimeter of the sink area which is ironically not locked. Which is unusual because many land owners voluntarily protect known sensitive karst features such as sinkholes.

Not many people know this but Flea Market Sink is a sinkhole which is actually a closed depression. The sink area is approximately 35 feet in diameter, sloping to approximately 2 to 2.5 feet (2½ feet) in depth. Several limestone boulders approximately 1 foot in diameter are present. (Ref: https://www.oakhillparkway.com/upload/files/files/impact/OHP%20Final%20EIS_12.21.2018%20signed%20ROD%20cmpsd.pdf)

There is a vertical metal pipe in the center which connects to the bottom of Flea Market Sink which appears to be connected to the storm sewer system of the Industrial Oaks Pond. However there is no shaft feature present or extant. The vertical metal pipe is a water quality control feature which controls flows for recharge and discharge. The water quality control improves the quality of recharge to Flea Market Sink. (Ref: https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=313621)

The metal pipe extends to a depth of approximately 6 feet below ground level, where it intersects at an approximately 12-inch-diameter pipe that runs to the south toward the US 290 stormwater drain system. The metal pipe goes not further than 6 feet in length. (Ref: https://www.oakhillparkway.com/upload/files/ReEval/2019-Revised-Geologic-Assessment.pdf)

The metal pipe and storm sewer connection were constructed to alleviate ponding of stormwater in the feature and keep the ponded water from impacting the car lot east of and adjacent to the site. (Ref: https://www.oakhillparkway.com/upload/files/ReEval/2020-USFW-Attachments-b-sm.pdf)



Flea Market Sink is one of 6 known karst recharge features in the Oak Hill area. Several are immediately adjacent to proposed excavation. Flea Market Sink could be affected by excavation. Excavation is a threat and could pose a threat to Flea Market Sink because Flea Market Sink is a recharge feature in spite of connecting to the storm sewer system of the Industrial Oaks Pond. However Flea Market Sink does not connect to Edwards Aquifer. (Ref: https://savebartoncreek.org/page/13/?cat=-1)

Flea Market Sink is located less than a block west of 5510 US 290, Austin, Texas, US 78735.

History of Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Birmingham, Alabama explored.

Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ was and is one of the lesser know churches of Birmingham, Alabama. Not much history is known about this mysterious church. This news article will explain the history behind Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Birmingham, Alabama.


Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ was established by Pastor James Ezra Johnson Sr in 1965. Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ was a non-profit tax exempt organization which gave to the needy in the western community of Birmingham, Alabama. They also serviced the Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties. (Ref: https://web.archive.org/web/20110202180203/http://www.miracledeliverancetemplecogi.com/Our-Story.html)

“Our organization has been in existence since 1965. We are non-profit tax exempt 501C (3) organization that gives to the needy in the western community of Birmingham, Alabama. We service the Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties. We operate a child development and mentoring center, beginning at age 6 weeks and an after school program that goes up to age 18. We are operating a summer program from the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our EIN is 63-1022091.
 
Our organization mission is, (1) to do all things necessary and incident to promote and unite needy children in social and benevolent activities; to instill the feeling of belonging by providing and offering entertainment and recreational facilities for them, which will create an impact on crime in the community; thereby encouraging the children to grow into purposeful citizens of the communities where they live; (2) expanding our community outreach to the elderly and disabled which includes food and clothing.”



 

According to dandb.com, Miracle Deliverance Temple Church Of God Inc was founded in 1971, and is located at 28 S Park Rd Sw in Birmingham. The church earns $140,000.00 a year and had employed 5 employees. (Ref: https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/miracledeliverancetemplechurchofgodinc-birmingham-al-27016040.html)

According to a data entry from buzzfile.com, “This organization has been operating for approximately 50 years. Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God is estimated to generate $140,000 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 5 people at this single location.” Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God also operates under the name Miracle Dlvrnce Tmple Lrng Acd. The church had a facility size of 43,000 square feet. (Ref: https://www.buzzfile.com/business/Miracle-Dlvrnce-Tmple-Lrng-Acd-205-925-2417)


Miracle Deliverance Temple Church has operated as a food pantry and operated a food pantry at one point in time. (Ref: http://www.homelessnessinamerica.com/html/Soup_Kitchens/Alabama/Birmingham_AL/miracle_deliverance_temple_church_in_birmingham_alabama_5720.html#gsc.tab=0)

Food distribution operations commenced on every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Registration was every 2nd and 4th week from 4 PM until 5 PM. (Ref: https://web.archive.org/web/20110202180203/http://www.miracledeliverancetemplecogi.com/Our-Story.html)

Miracle Deliverance Temple Church was renamed and had been reorganized into Miracle Deliverance Temple Church Of God Inc in September 1991 under the care of Dorothy G Johnson. Dorothy Johnson would own Miracle Deliverance Temple Church. Contributions and donations to this church were deductible. Miracle Deliverance Temple Church Of God Inc is exempted by IRS under the category of Religious Organization. The organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary. (Ref: https://eintaxid.com/company/631022091-miracle-deliverance-temple-church-of-god-inc/)


Miracle Deliverance Temple Church was renamed and reorganized into Miracle Deliverance Temple CHU in 2009. Miracle Deliverance Temple CHU earned $500,000 to $999,999 in annual revenue and employed 5 people. (Ref: https://start.cortera.com/company/research/k3j3ktm9n/miracle-deliverance-temple-chu/)

However this church was abandoned by 2013 and had been completely abandoned by 2018. Today the church is currently no longer in use. Weeds and vines surround and cover the veneer brick buildings which served as Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ.


Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ is located at 28 South Park Road SW, Birmingham, Alabama, US 35211. The phone number was 205-925-2417.

The PO Box for Miracle Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ was Miracle Deliverance Temple COGI P. O. Box 39741 Birmingham, Alabama 35208. (Ref: https://web.archive.org/web/20110202175322/http://www.miracledeliverancetemplecogi.com/Donations.html)


What the faded brick building at 1101 Tuscaloosa Avenue, in Birmingham, Alabama once was.

This news article will explore what faded brick building at 1101 Tuscaloosa Avenue, in Birmingham, Alabama. This faded brick building served as a storefront for several business which came and went over the years.

The faded brick building was built in 1920 as a single story brick masonry building on slab foundation on a 9,250 square foot lot with 3,500 square feet of living space at the location of 1101 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama. This building was designated as a commercial office for mixed use residential despite being located in a commercially zoned area designated as commercial. (Ref: https://www.homedisclosure.com/property/al/birmingham/35211/1101-tuscaloosa-ave-sw/193990334)

H.G. Hill moved the Hill Grocery Company store into the faded brick building located at 1101 Tuscaloosa Avenue in 1935. This grocery store was locally known for their own brand of roasted coffee which was delivered fresh to each location. H.G. Hill closed this store location in 1952. (Ref: https://books.google.com/books?id=PWJ_CQAAQBAJ&pg=PT44&lpg=PT44&dq="1101+Tuscaloosa+Avenue”&)

An apparel company called PGF Golf (PGF G.O.L.F. Apparel & Accessories, Inc. /GOD OFFERS LIFE FOREVER) began operating at this location in March of 2001. The apparel company marketed and had distributed inspirational loges and quotes on clothing. Tom R. Pams was the owner. PGF Golf ironically has nothing to do with or is affiliated with the sport of golf. PGF Golf operated under Mitchell Services Inc. for a few years before dissolving. (Ref: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_al/215-371)



A company called  Entertainment Advertisement Network/Multimedia LLC became a tenant of this location beginning in early 2004.  Entertainment Advertisement Network/Multimedia LLC was operated under the agency of Mitchell Services Inc. (Ref: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_al/697-253)

Zillow.com reports the property was sold on the date of 7/12/2021 at a going price of $12,417 and was $4 per square foot. The building was described as a great location for a restaurant or eatery. (Ref: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1101-Tuscaloosa-Ave-SW-Birmingham-AL-35211/174674380_zpid)

Yet the building is a former shell of itself as the interior seems to have set on fire by an arsonist. Honestly it looks like a bomb exploded on the inside severely damaging the integrity of the interior. The inside of this building is exposed and can be seen visibly from the road. Plywood covers some of the doorways, windows, and other entries.


The address of this faded brick building is 1101 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, US 35211.

A look at the headquarters of The Innovative Solutions Foundation in Brighton, Alabama.

The Innovative Solutions Foundation is a company from Bessemer Alabama which works in field of vocational schooling and training. The annual revenue for The Innovative Solutions Foundation is $100.000 to $499.999 a year. (Ref: https://alabama.jumbosplus.com/jobsearch/the-innovative-solutions-foundation/bessemer/al-35020/20325/37606/)

According to finduslocal. com, “The Innovative Solutions Foundation is mostly involved in Educational Services. The Innovative Solutions Foundation operates in Bessemer Alabama. This business operation is involved in Educational Services as well as other possible related aspects and functions of Educational Services.” (Ref: https://www.finduslocal.com/educational-services/alabama/bessemer/the-innovative-solutions-foundation_3826-troy-terrace/)

The Innovative Solutions Foundation was organized in the year 2002 during the 2002-2003 fiscal year with no capital stock. According to redfin, this home last sold for $78,000 dollars on January 22, 2003 to an unnamed private owner who would use this residence as headquarters for The Innovative Solutions Foundation. (Ref: https://www.redfin.com/AL/Brighton/3826-Troy-Ter-35020/home/80824530)

Although The Innovative Solutions Foundation was organized in 2002, this corporation was not actually registered as a business until 2005 by Fredrick E Dowdell and Arthur S. Martin as a domestic non-profit corporation. (Ref: https://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/corpdetail.mbr/detail?corp=562830)



The Innovative Solutions Foundation was located at 3826 Troy Terrace, Brighton, Alabama, US 35020. Their phone number was 205-516-6365.


Here is a history of the house.

The house at 3826 Troy Terrace in Brighton, Alabama was built in 1963 as a 2-story single family residential home on a 9,000 square foot lot. The property features forced air heating and basement with raised crawlspace. There were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There were 8 rooms total.The house has approximately 2,035-2,685 square feet of living space. Masonry brick was used for the exterior walls and foundation. Last remodeling date for this house was 1970. (Ref: https://rehold.com/Bessemer+AL/TROY+TER/3826)

The house at 3826 Troy Terrace in Brighton, Alabama was originally owned by The Honorable Edward "E. B." McClain (Senator Edward "E. B." McClain), Senator for Senate District 19, for many years. (Ref: https://ethics.alabama.gov/docs/pdf/ao97-43all.pdf)

According to redfin, this home last sold for $78,000 dollars on January 22, 2003 to an unnamed private owner who would use this residence as headquarters for The Innovative Solutions Foundation. This meant Senator Edward "E. B." McClain sold his residential property to an unnamed private owner. (Ref: https://www.redfin.com/AL/Brighton/3826-Troy-Ter-35020/home/80824530)