Monday, June 28, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 6/28/10

541 York Street, West End
DOB: 1885
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: A fire-damaged roof, missing and broken windows, water damage, and deteriorated gutters and downspouts. The house was vacant and believed to be a neighborhood crack house.

The house was condemned in June 2008 following a two-alarm fire that had occurred the month before, causing $40,000 in damage. The deceased owner's heir told the City that she was indigent and couldn't afford either repairs, demolition, or a Vacated Building Maintenance License, so it was referred to hazard abatement.

In September 2008 it was declared a public nuisance and eventually was razed by the City.