Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 11/18/09

2457 Beekman Avenue, South Fairmount
DOB: 1870
Died: May 2009
Cause of death: Defective framing and sheathing, a failing roofing system, a collapsing rear wall, and a deteriorated front concrete wall. The building required City barricading on numerous occasions.

The property was owned by investor Jason Anderson (aka Burr J. Anderson dba BJC Investments LLC), who purchased it in 2006 for $5,500. There were orders on the building at the time, and the City had ordered it vacant. A criminal case was filed against him in 2007. He applied for a Vacated Building Maintenance License in early 2008, and the court case was later thrown out for want of prosecution. However, a new criminal case is pending.

The house was condemned in May 2008 and declared a public nuisance in November 2008. It was razed by the City.