Owner: Anthony Henderson
Year Built: 1875
Comments: Most of the buildings on this street, which runs roughly parallel to Central Parkway, have seen better days.
This building in particular could use some help, especially some winterizing in the form of boarded windows to keep out the weather.
The Cincinnati Department of Buildings and Inspections agrees. An inspector issued a notice March 12 asking owner Anthony Henderson of West Chester to make sure the building was kept weather-tight and vacant. The department has issued no fines yet.
Attempts to reach Henderson for comment were unsuccessful. Henderson bought the building for $20,000 in 1999 from Norman L. Miller of Amberley Village, who paid $5,000 for it in 1993, according to the Hamilton County Auditor's Office.
BLIGHT OF THE WEEK is an effort to highlight the problem of abandoned buildings -- and who's responsible for them.