Monday, January 4, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 1/4/10

4108 Witler Street, Northside
DOB: 1874
Died: June 2009
Cause of death: Water damage due to deteriorated roof, gutters, and downspouts. Insect rot. The siding had been stripped off.

It was purchased in 2006 by an investor for $5,000. Barricades on the building were removed and it was illegally occupied during 2007. The City vacated the building, and it was identified as blighted during the 90-day Neighborhood Enhancement Program blitz later that year. The property became a neighborhood dump site.

The house condemned in August 2007 and was declared a public nuisance in April 2008. It was razed by the City following asbestos abatement.

A criminal case against the owners was dropped after an inability to serve summons.