City of Sandusky
Firefighters on the alert for bad buildings
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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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