Every so often in Uptown during the mid-1970s, you would see someone struggling against the grime and decay. Redevelopment was sweeping north through the Belmont area and young urban professionals were starting to look at Uptown as the next hot spot, a place where you could still pick up bargain properties and fix them up, a place that wasn’t too far from downtown. This general contractor, I’m sure, was trying to capitalize on what he saw as a promising trend.