Monday, November 16, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 11/16/09

1728 Young Street, Mount Auburn
DOB: 1870
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Multiple exterior code violations, extremely blighted.

Saddled with orders since at least 2002, the owner could not afford repairs and tried to get assistance from People Working Cooperatively. Eventually, she quit answering calls and replying to door hangers left by City inspectors. The case went to court, and she was entered into a diversion program.

God's Bible School and College purchased the property in May 2009 for $10,000, part of the college's strategy of buying and razing dilapidated houses on the streets around its campus.