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Downtown Covington Building Razed

810 Madison Avenue, previously known as the nightclub Kelly's Stable, was torn down Monday afternoon.

The property came before Covington's urban design review board in September 2009 with the owner requesting to tear it down to reported health and safety issues as declared by the city's code enforcement department.

The owner at the time was Jeff Snyder of Market Street Properties and later J and K, LLC. Testimony at the time indicated that even though 810 Madison lies within the Downtown commercial historic preservation overlay zone, the health and safety issues as well as major structural issues resulted in the building being believed to be unsafe for human habitation.

Following the hearing before the urban design review board, the property went into foreclosure forcing the city to follow a process before it could be razed. There will now be a lien on the property from the city for the cost of the demolition.

According to Kenton County property records, Snyder bought the property in 2005 for $60,000 from Violet Anness who owned the building since at least 1980. The Kenton County PVA lists the property as having had a taxable value of $68,000.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photos by The River City News:

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Photo from Google Maps Street View

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Photo from Monday afternoon after the demolition