Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 1/29/09

2251 Baltimore Avenue, East Westwood
DOB: 1905
Died: December 2008
Cause of death: Foundation damage causing the structure to slip downhill, deteriorating roof, missing and broken windows, water damage. The building was vacant for a number of years and lacked working mechanicals, and appears to be a victim of foreclosure.

A criminal case was filed in June 2007 for the outstanding orders. That case was dismissed for want of prosecution.

The City condemned it in August 2007. A court case was filed in March 2008, and the structure was declared a public nuisance in April 2008. THAT case was dismissed for want of prosecution.

The house was razed by the City, at a cost to the taxpayers. Reimbursement to City coffers will never happen.