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Firefighters on the alert for bad buildings

Andy Ouriel • Dec 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

In emergencies, firefighters will only enter these buildings if someone’s life is in danger.

 

• American Crayon* on Hayes Avenue

 

• Behnke’s Answering Service on Huron Avenue

 

• Keller Building* on West Shoreline Drive

 

• Meyers Winery on Campbell Street

 

• Sandusky Cabinets* on East Washington Street

 

• Universal Clay on First Street

* — Denotes a funding plan is in place to remove or repair these buildings.

The following buildings, previously marked with an X, have been demolished or significantly cleaned:

• Apex Building on First Street

• Bosco’s on Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Cleveland Road

• C&W Body Shop on Hayes Avenue

• DC Filter and Chemical on Fifth Street 

• G&C Foundry on West Monroe Street

• Gunworks on First Street

• Sandusky Cabinets Truck Repair Garage

Source: Sandusky Fire Department

American Crayon

• LOCATION: Hayes Avenue by underpass

• DEMOLITION START DATE: Ongoing

• DEMOLITION END DATE: Unknown. Developers and city officials originally said Dec. 31 to raze all six on-site structures. 

• COST: Unknown. Work being done by private developers.

• HISTORY LESSON: The American Crayon Co. manufactured red crayons, chalk, blackboards, erasers, watercolors, pencils, paste, cleaners and other industrial items inside a building that’s now 112 years old.

Rieger Hotel

• LOCATION: Jackson and West Market streets

• RENOVATION START DATE: Ongoing

• RENOVATION END DATE: Late 2014 n COST: $8 million fronted by a nonprofit agency

• HISTORY LESSON: The property used to offer tourists lodging space when they visited Sandusky for business or pleasure.

Sandusky Cabinets

• LOCATION: East Washington Street by Warren Street

• DEMOLITION START DATE: Early 2016

• DEMOLITION END DATE: Late 2016 

• COST: $1.28 million; $953,000 from state funds and $324,000 from local funds.

• HISTORY LESSON: The 80-year-old factory hosted a myriad of manufacturers, ranging from people making cabinets to wooden barrels and even lumber.

Wisteria Farms (Esmond Dairy)

• LOCATION: Campbell Street by railroad tracks

• DEMOLITION START DATE: May 2013

• DEMOLITION END DATE: Unknown 

• COST: $60,000 mostly from local funds

• HISTORY LESSON: Esmond Dairy used to be a major dairy provider for area residents.

All demolition start and end dates along with cost are estimates

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