Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 10/29/09

2438 W McMicken Avenue, Fairview
DOB: 1880
Died: May 2009
Cause of death: Severe cracks in the foundation and retaining wall, peeling siding, an inadequate and temporary roof, and broken and missing windows. Homeless people had been found living inside of the building.

The West McMicken Improvement Association has had this house on a list of problem properties since 1988. In early 2003, a criminal case was filed against owner Navneet Sachdev. Seven months later, he received 180 days community control and an $80 fine.

It was finally condemned in December 2006 and declared a public nuisance in March 2007. It was razed by the City.