A block of neatly kept mid-1900s apartment buildings in Bishop Arts is for sale.
The properties, owned by sisters Ninette and Marguerite McDonald, take up all but one lot on Eighth Street between Llewellyn and Adams.
When we rang their doorbell Wednesday, Ninette McDonald declined to comment. Their real estate broker, Ben Beaird of HFF, also declined to comment.
Five-story apartment buildings that could take up 100 percent of their lots — no back yard, no front yard and no side yard, are allowed. A 10-foot maximum front yard is allowed. In other words, the entire block, from lot line to lot line, could be five-story apartment buildings. (PD 830, district 3, aka the East Garden District, if you’re interested.)
The block currently includes a couple of empty lots and about 11 buildings, including four-plexes, at least one single-family home and a couple of larger apartment buildings. As is, the properties net income of about $340,000 a year, according to the HFF flyer.
The McDonald sisters frequently can be seen doing yard work and other maintenance on their properties. Longtime Oak Cliffers say the properties were assembled — and possibly even built — by parents or grandparents who left them to the sisters.