Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 11/26/08

3305 Gamble Avenue, Westwood
DOB: 1882
Died: September 2008
Cause of death: Roof failure, a falling wall, water damage, raw sewage in the basement, broken and missing windows. Neighbors complained about the frequent vandalism and that the house was on the verge of collapse. The property has been cited multiple times for litter and debris, and had become a trash dump for a neighboring household.

Semme Holdings of Clearwater, Florida purchased the property in 2006, when the property already had several outstanding code violations and had been vacant for more than two years. Semme did nothing to address the violations, and a criminal case was filed in June 2007.

The house was condemned in September 2007, and later declared a public nuisance in June 2008. In July 2008, a $5,000 bond was ordered on a warrant for their arrest, one of several outstanding warrants against the owners of the company. The house was razed by the City.

These people should be in prison. Read more about Semme Holdings here.