Monday, August 18, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/18/08

1715 Vinton Street, South Fairmount
DOB: 1890
Died: August 2008
Cause of death: Rotted sill plates, missing gutters and downspouts, and missing siding. Missing windows also allowed water to get in and damage the ceiling and walls, and a tree smashed the property as well. The yard was overgrown and full of trash and the house was open to trespassers.

The owners did not reply to orders and did not show up for pre-prosecution or hazard abatement hearings. It was condemned in April 2007 and declared a public nuisance in August 2007. The building eventually was razed by the City.

As of January 2008, the City was preparing this case for court, but it appears that they're not pursuing it.