Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 4/22/10

518 York Street, West End
DOB: 1865
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Deep cracks in exterior walls, crumbling chimney, deteriorated roof, missing and broken windows, and severe water damage. The building had been vacant since at least 2003.

The building was condemned in March 2007. During that time period, owner John Moore tried to sell the building and promised repairs if a sale didn't go through. A later court case led to entry into a diversion program.

It finally was declared a public nuisance in September 2007, and was razed by the City following asbestos abatement. Moore's diversion was reversed and he was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), six months of community control/probation, and $94 in court costs. It appears that he has had an outstanding warrant since March 2009.