Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wild west auction


The former home of Roy "Gypsy Jack" Steffenson Jr., a local legend who lived in the wild west shrine at 1458 Davison Road across from Homedale Elementary for more than three decades, has landed on eBay.

The opening bid is $2,000.

UPDATE: An annonymous reader writes: "Whoever owns poor old Gypsy Jack's home now owes more than $600 US plus penalties in taxes to the city. I drove past the home just a week ago, and it's seen its better days. The photo posted here makes it look so much better, almost when Roy was alive. I would not be surprised if the building was currently condemmed."

Go here for the City of Flint property tax and ownership information on the house.

If anyone in Flint has the time and the inclination, I'd love to be able to post some current photos of the house. Email them to me if you have them. Thanks.

UPDATE: The auction is now complete. Final sale price: $3,050.


3 comments:

  1. Whoever owns poor old Gypsy Jack's home now owes more than $600 US plus penalties in taxes to the city. I drove past the home just a week ago, and it's seen its better days. The photo posted here makes it look so much better, almost when Roy was alive. I would not be surprised if the building was currently condemmed...

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  2. hey gordie....you know they say that to be imitated is the sincerest form of flattery

    the flint urinal took your lead and featured gypsy jack's house on the bottom of the front page

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  3. I checked those county tax records. It makes me laugh...they call damn near anything a "Cape Cod".

    I remember that place tho. It's been YEARS since I even thought about that place.

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