Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wrecking Cincinnati: 1376 Hopple St

NEIGHBORHOOD: Camp Washington
USE: Three-family dwelling
OWNER: Floyd Chambers
ORDERS: December 2010, for broken windows and gutters and downspouts. Compliance was achieved in February 2011, when it was discovered that the owner had been placed in a nursing home with Alzheimer's and was likely to remain there. The building was ordered vacated and barricaded in July 2011, citing the windows, gutters and downspouts, exterior paint, and cornice.
CONDEMNED: February 2012, adding soffits, missing doors, a rusty fire escape, cracked masonry walls and foundation, and missing mechanicals.
HAZARD: October 2012, adding rubbish and holes in the walls and ceilings.
REASON RAZED: Declared a public nuisance and entered into the City's hazard abatement program. Demolished using Moving Ohio Forward program funding.