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3145 Van Buren Ave.

By William Johnson · November 19th, 2003 · Blight of the Week
3145 Van Buren Ave.
Jymi Bolden

3145 Van Buren Ave.

Address: 3145 Van Buren Ave., Avondale

Owner: Edna Plater

Market value: $41,200

Year built: 1890

Comments: This charming Irish green house was a beautiful residence when Edna Plater occupied it.

Now an abundance of weeds and grass cover the property.

In August the city of Cincinnati Department of Buildings and Inspections received a complaint that the building was open and someone was raising dogs in it, according to Edgar Pinkston, a city inspector. Pinkston and a neighbor inspected the house but found no signs of canines or trespassers. Several neighbors informed Pinkston that the owner is deceased.

Plater's will is in process at the Hamilton County Probate Court. Attempts to locate her relatives were unsuccessful.

BLIGHT OF THE WEEK is an effort to highlight the problem of abandoned buildings -- and who's responsible for them.



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