Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 11/13/08

4265 Eastern Avenue, Columbia Tusculum
DOB: 1885
Died: October 2008
Cause of death: Roof, flashing, gutters and downspouts that were leaking or missing; missing siding; cornice falling off; collapsing floors; missing and/or vandalized mechanicals; and trash and debris.

The house was condemned in January 2007. Bank-owned since 2003 with building code orders dating back to 2005, it was a foreclosure that was then neglected by U.S. Bank. The bank didn't reply to numerous City inquiries, and a court case was filed in April 2008.

In October, U.S. Bank pled no contest and was found guilty, receiving a fine of $500 and court costs. The house was declared a public nuisance nine days ago because the demolition debris still had not been cleaned up.