Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 7/28/10

2315 Reading Road, Mount Auburn
DOB: 1918
Died: July 2009
Cause of death: Deteriorated roof, gutters and downspouts; structural damage due to moisture; ceiling collapse; brick damage; unsafe stairs; and a rotted front porch. The property was frequented by drug users and squatters.

It was condemned in March 2007, declared a public nuisance in September 2007, and razed by the City following asbestos abatement.

The property was one of many local blighted properties owned by Evelyn Baskin. In April 2007, Baskin claimed that she didn't have the funds for rehabilitation or a Vacated Building Maintenance License. A month later, a potential buyer had been identified. The sale never went through when it was discovered that he didn't have any money.

A 2007 criminal case filed against Baskin could not be found in the Clerk of Courts database.