Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 3/25/10

2035 Auburn Avenue, Mount Auburn
DOB: 1930
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: A combined case of "institutional creep" and "demolition by neglect".

Gamble Realty Co., a holding company for Christ Hospital, owned this building and a neighboring apartment building at 139 Mason Street for more than 20 years.

In order to avoid building code repairs and further maintenance on the apartments, the company razed both buildings in the name of "future hospital expansion". No plans for the property have been announced.