Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 10/22/08

1747 Esmonde Street, South Fairmount
DOB: 1886
Died: September 2008
Cause of death: Vacant, dilapidated, neglected, and possibly abandoned. The exterior was open to the elements, allowing both the weather and trespassers inside. Cracks were visible in the concrete walls and the lot was covered with weeds and litter.

It was condemned in November 2005. The owner showed up to pre-prosecution hearings with plans to rehabilitate the building. Several months later no work had been started, and it was eventually declared a public nuisance.

A criminal case was filed in housing court in July 2008. The building was razed by the City at a cost of $14,927.67, and they're requesting a fine of up to $1,000 and 6 months in jail for the owner. The criminal case has been continued to Friday.