Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hate it when this happens.

House collapses on Boyd Street.


Anonymous said...

That's what happens to all oxford houses and surrounding homes when the tenants leave

Anonymous said...

I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down! Sad to see.

Anonymous said...

That is going hurt Delbert's auction price.

Anonymous said...

@5:40. You're a rotten, yellow, coward

Anonymous said...

How ironic that someone just happened to be videoing this house the moment it 'collapsed'. Looks like a good way to get around the EPA regs regarding asbestos that has kept so many of these structures from being torn down and the lots reclaimed. And probably safer than a match.

Anonymous said...

@5:40 PM only after the OH recoverees whine ad nauseum on NextDoor about the woe of their plights.

Anonymous said...

I'm so damned sick and tired of every post turning into an OH post. I don't give a good goddamn anymore. 540 is the guy that crowbars in an oxford house reference everywhere that aren't funny and don't make good sense. 745 is the guy that pisses and moans about the guy who whines on nextdoor. Sack up and have some grit and stand behind your statements.

You're both COWARDS


Anonymous said...

U mad bro?

Anonymous said...

Why the blurry part of the image at the bottom right? What's being hidden?

Anonymous said...

Even after it fell down, asbestos has to be dealt with.

Anonymous said...

Oh - I agree that 'asbestos has to be dealt with - but it is a whole lot simplier, and cheaper, manner. Once it 'fell down' the friable has already gone airborne if it is going to be. Have to dispose of it from off the ground, but that's a much smaller part of the problem than when you have to demolish top down.

Anonymous said...

"Why the blurry part of the image at the bottom right? What's being hidden?"

My guess is that it is the logo of a TV station that broadcast this. I agree it is very suspicious that this "spontaneous" event just happened to occur while a camera was filming a dilapidated house.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is the results of the ghost of Frank Melton....

Conventional Foundation said...

I didn't know you couldn't demolish a house with asbestos shingles. I'm bettin' Trump will do away with that EPA nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Most shingles are 'asphalt', not asbestos, although sometimes there is asbestos in the roofing materials. Other asbestos in old buildings is oftentimes found in things like flooring (vinyl asbestos tile or plain asbestos tile), insulation - wall, ceiling and piping insulation, etc. One of the big costs in demolishing old buildings is the having to construct a 'tent' over the building to keep the asbestos fibers from becoming airborne. Thus the concept that it ironically falling down would avoid that particular cost.

Again, a random match can also work.

Then There's This said...

Most siding shingles over fifty years old are asbestos.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the person who filmed this lives on the street and was walking down the street when she heard noises and started to film. The neighbors were aware that it was on the verge of collapse.

Anonymous said...

No building in this State should be allowed to get into this condition.

It should have been condemned by the city or county long ago and the owner of the property forced to either make repairs, clear the lot, or forfeit the property to the city at which point it is bulldozed and sold. The owner should then be responsible for any difference in cost if all costs aren't recovered.

Such houses not only destroy adjacent property values ,they are a danger to a neighborhood. It's not just two legged varmints that can take up residence, but feral animals and termites which then cause problems for those nearby.

There is no excuse for an owner to let a building within 100 yards of or visible to other buildings ( particularly private residences) get so rundown.

If you can't afford to maintain your property, sell it while you still can even if it's for pennies on the dollar.

Your rights of ownership should end when you adversely affect the value of another's property or cause harm and expense to another.

Unfortunately, even when there are covenants in existence, homeowners associations seldom have the financial resources to sue the violator and the city governments do not help when they should.

Neighbors are only successful in getting empty lots from getting overgrown.

Who owns that property?

Ann Onimous said...

Hey, Kingfish! This is Ironghost's wife, if you remember him. I'm the one that filmed this. We have been watching this house go downhill for over a year and a half, since we moved to the Heights. I had just left home and was walking down Boyd to State and heard the most horrific cracking and popping. I pulled out my phone and watched it crumble. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I have no interest in this house.

Anonymous said...

Neighbors are saying that they reported this house to the city on numerous occasions and got the usual response: nothing.

Ann Onimous said...

3:17, very true. It's also barely in the Belhaven Heights Historic District, which adds even more time and paperwork.

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