Address: 2119 Central Ave., West End
Owner: Anthony Henderson ofWest Chester
Year Built: 1875
Value: $8,000 in 2001, according to the Hamilton County Auditor's office
Comments: Anthony Henderson, the owner of this Central Avenue building, has not responded to a citation and fine, according to Richard Hubbell, an inspector with the Cincinnati Department of Buildings and Inspections.
Henderson has been ordered to obtain a vacant building license but has not done so, Hubbell says.
The building was vacant when Hubbell started inspecting the area.
"I've had it about six or seven years, this area, and it's been vacant that long," he says.
The Hamilton County Auditor's office says the building has 1,333 finished square feet.
According to a case history report from the Department of Buildings and Inspections, a violation letter was mailed and filed in March, and a copy of the repair orders was posted on the premises.
Norman Miller, former owner of the building, says he is in the process of foreclosing on the mortgage. He says Henderson made only a couple of payments and has been in default since 2000.
Miller says he has renovated other properties and might be interested in renovating this one if he can get a return on his investment. He says he might also sell the property to another investor.
"There has to be some vision of how you're going to get a return on your money," Miller says.
Henderson has an unlisted phone number and did not respond to a letter seeking comment.
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