Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/19/08

1719 Vinton Street, South Fairmount
DOB: 1900
Died: August 2008
Cause of death: Bulging and rotten walls on the rear addition, defective siding, missing gutters and downspouts, and a lack of protective paint. The homeowner became bed-ridden and very ill and went to live with his sister, leaving the house vacant and open to trespassers.

It was condemned in April 2007 and declared a public nuisance in August 2007. The owner's sister asked the City to raze it.

Because of the owner's poor health and lack of funds, the City decided not to pursue criminal charges.