Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 6/30/10

1538 John Street, West End
Commercial/Multi-family residential
DOB: 1928
Died: September 2009
Cause of death: Fire damage to the building's electrical and heating systems, holes in the ceilings and walls, broken and missing windows, a defective chimney, and severe water damage. The property had numerous calls for City barricading, and police reported that it was being used as a crack house. The courtyard was littered with human waste.

The building was condemned in March 2007, declared a public nuisance in April 2008, and razed by the City following asbestos abatement.

The property was owned by someone in New York state and may be in criminal status.

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