Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/18/09

139 Mason Street, Mount Auburn
DOB: 1927
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Institutional creep. The 39-unit building had become dilapidated, but had no building code violations.

Owned by Christ Hospital holding company Gamble Realty for more than 20 years, the building was razed for "future hospital expansion". The company has claimed that the property will not be needed for at least five years.

The demolition was approved by Cincinnati's Historic Conservation Board in a split vote.