Monday, August 17, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/17/09

3749 Kenilworth Place, Linwood
DOB: 1910
Died: May 2009
Cause of death: A rotted rear wall, rotten and missing siding and sheathing, missing and vandalized mechanicals, disconnected downspouts, and litter and debris. The City had to barricade the property on several occasions. Rats had made themselves at home. It had been vacant since at least 2007, when one of the owners moved into a nursing home and the son, who claimed responsibility, was sentenced to 180 and court costs.

The house was condemned in August 2008. Both owners died, and there were no probate records. A local relative was found, but told City inspectors that she had no interest in the property.

The house was declared a public nuisance in January 2009 and razed by the City.