Monday, October 12, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 10/15/09

274 Helen Street, Mount Auburn
DOB: 1900
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Deteriorated gutters and roof, loose bricks and mortar joints, missing and broken windows, weather damage, missing/stripped plaster, and an illegal HVAC system.

The house was condemned in June 2007 and was declared a public nuisance in April 2008.

This huge 3,576-square-foot house was owned by a Middletown-based entity called BJC Investments, LLC, which purchased the house two years ago for $11,000.

A criminal case against the prior owner led to a diversion program, but by then the property had already been sold. No charges were pursued against BJC Investments.