Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 5/26/09

1801 John Street, West End
DOB: 1918
Died: January 2009
Cause of death: Orders on this property dated back to 2007, with problems with the roof, load-bearing walls, windows, and masonry.

In April 2007, a possible buyer emerged with plans to rehabilitate the building, and, at an August 2007 pre-prosecution hearing, the owner maintained he was going to demolish or sell the building.

New occupants began making alterations without permits that same month, even creating a new garage bay door in the property. After receiving permits, some tuck pointing work was performed and plywood was applied over the windows for security.

By 2008, all work had ceased, and the building had been sold by land contract. In May of this year, the land was acquired by what appears to be a trustee or attorney, indicating that it may have been lost in foreclosure or bankruptcy.