- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - An eastern Indiana structure that has stood for 140 years is being dismantled despite protests and lawsuits from its owner.

Interior demolition has begun on the former Sharon E. Jones mansion in Richmond by order of the city. The building was converted to apartments long ago but has sat empty since a 2004 fire.

The city’s Unsafe Building Commission ordered the building repaired or removed in April 2013. The Palladium-Item reports (https://pinews.co/1F7aUYW ) that set off a series of lawsuits, appeals and legal protests by building owner John Cahill of Eaton, Ohio.

Cahill says the city has ignored state and local law in requiring him to tear down or repair the structure. He filed a notice with the city of his intention to sue on Wednesday.

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Information from: Palladium-Item, https://www.pal-item.com


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