Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 4/15/10

711 Steiner Avenue, Sedamsville
DOB: 1895
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Loose bricks on the chimney, missing siding, broken and missing windows, inadequate gutters and downspouts, missing porch components, and water damage. The front door was often open, letting trespassers in. Some of the damage was due to vandalism. The City ordered the building vacant in February 2007.

It was finally condemned in May 2007, after more than six years under building code violations. A criminal case was filed against the owner in July, and the building entered the City's hazard abatement program in October. In late 2007, he applied for a Vacated Building Maintenance License, then applied for a demolition permit a couple of months later.

In March 2008, the owner plead no contest and was required to pay court costs. The house was razed by the City following asbestos removal.