I realize how long it has been since the last post here, but I gotta get my two cents worth in. Leon Parks burned in the sixties. I can't tell you exactly what year, but it was before we left. If my memory serves me right, there was a huge discussion about the fire department not being able to respond because it was across the city line, so the fire department stood on one side of the line and watched it burn to the ground. In my mind, I can still see the fire.
Arson was suspected, and as far as I know there were no arrests. I have a feeling that the powers that be, saw the fire as a way to get rid of a nuisance. Leon Parks was notorious for not checking ID's.
I have a post in the General Discussion forum asking for information on Leon Parks, and would still appreciate talking to anyone that was there, and has any specific information.