Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wrecking Cincinnati, 12/24/08

1720 Hanfield Street, Northside
DOB: Circa 1900
Died: August 2008
Cause of death: Severe water damage to the walls and ceilings, broken windows, and litter. The City ordered the house vacant and barricaded in July 2007.

The house was lost to foreclosure and delinquent taxes and purchased by new owners for $3,850. The new owners later donated the property to the Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CNCURC), who took care of the demolition.

CNCURC and the Northside Community Council had been eyeing this property as one of several problem rentals in the neighborhood that were attracting litter, drug sales and use, and prostitution.