April 10, 2014: Our legal battle to Save Irving Street from private ownership has failed.The Commonwealth Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision which was to grant us our private easement rights, but also to allow the adjacent property owners to claim Irving Street as their private property. According to the decision, Irving Street may not be blocked or in any way inhibited from use by easement holders. At least that is good news for us. Unfortunately, the public can be denied access.(read decision here)
1958 photo of 223 S. Jessup Steet from Historical Commission files, note brick sidewalk and no white picket fence - images/223SouthJessupSt.1958b.PDF / images/223SouthJessupSt.1958c.PDF
Most current photo of east end of Irving Street, with Plaintiffs' legal notice in planter, December 2011.
(Photos below: east Irving St. is on far side of the intersection of 200 block of S. Jessup Street)