Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 9/30/09

4675 Kirby Avenue, Northside
DOB: 1890
Died: April 2009
Cause of death: A collapsing front porch, defective gutters and cornice, broken and missing windows, damaged siding, and roof failure. The property was often open and subject to City barricades.

The house was condemned in December 2006. In May 2007, the owner got a 30-day extension to make repairs following a pre-prosecution hearing. Some demo work was performed, but the property eventually was declared a public nuisance in January 2008.

The building was razed by the City following asbestos abatement. It appears that a criminal case against the owner was considered, but never filed.