It was a showdown of sorts on Seventh Street a few weeks ago. Carolyn Barr stood in the front yard of the dilapidated Obrecht House, barring city officials from looking inside.
Her attorney had already said the News couldn’t go inside. Though disappointed, we acknowledged the house is private property. City employees, among them the police chief, had no warrant so they milled around a little and went back to City Hall for their meeting on what to do with Barr and her home.