Address: 2252-4 Loth St., Mt. Auburn
Owner: Jesse Turner, Jr.
Purchase date: August 6, 1996
Current value: $5,600, for land only
Square feet: unknown
Year built: unknown
Comments: This three-story building, condemned on June 19, 2001, has broken windows and its rear is caving in. The city's Department of Buildings and Inspections has never been able to contact Turner Jr.; registered letters have been returned, and he did not show up for hearings about the building. The building will be demolished as soon as the department can get a bid out for the work.
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