Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 5/6/09

414 W Liberty Street, West End
DOB: 1885
Died: February 2009
Cause of death: Roof and window damage, failed plumbing, and a floor collapse.

It was condemned in March 2007. An emergency demolition was ordered when squatters began taking up residence in the property and bricks began falling onto the sidewalk below.

The building was owned by an absentee owner from Chicago, who purchased the building in 2007 for $7,500. He claimed he had no funds to pay for the demolition. It was razed by the City.

A criminal case against the owner was prepared, but never filed. A criminal case against the prior owner is still pending.