Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/10/10

4459 Eastern Avenue, Columbia Tusculum
DOB: 1899
Died: August 2009
Cause of death: Rotted and damaged structural members, a collapsing front porch, missing and broken gutters and downspouts, busted out windows, and missing or vandalized mechanical systems. From time to time, the property became a dumping ground and the building often was open to trespassers or used as an illegal rooming house.

City inspectors found that the building had been carved up into four apartments and ordered it vacant in 2002. The house was condemned in June 2007, declared a public nuisance in February 2009, and razed by the City.

It appears that the owner was placed into a nursing home by his brother. A criminal case filed in November 2008 was not pursued.