Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 9/11/08

2556 Liddell Street, North Fairmount
DOB: 1875
Died: August 2008
Cause of death: A shifting foundation, a lack of siding and windows, deteriorated roof, gutters, and downspouts, and severe water damage. The structure was open to trespassers and had to be barricaded by the City on several occasions.

Vacant since at least 2003, the house was condemned in November 2004. It was owned by Crowne Mortgage in Fairfield, who failed to respond to City inquiries and never appeared for pre-prosecution hearings.

It was declared a public nuisance in July 2007. A criminal case was filed, but was dismissed due to want of prosecution. The City razed it, and the owner faced no consequences.

Liddell Street is dead - a virtual ghost town.