Monday, July 27, 2009

Avondale Mansion : Victim of Salvage thieves AGAIN

The 4008 Rose Hill Mansion has, according to an area resident been the victim of salvage thieves again.

The First floor stain glass windows were stolen earlier, now according to neighbors the second floor stained glass is gone as well. Residents are highly frustrated by this activity and board up is not happenning in a timely manner exposing the house to the elements.

If anyone has "before' photos of the stained glass, I will forward them to local antique dealers as someone my try to sell them. Also its important to keep an eye on EBAY and Craigslist as often stolen stained glass shows up there.


Anonymous said...

Wish I would have had my camera with me at the sale. The one good thing about the windows with the exception of the stair landing one, they all incorporated the same design. If there is one window left get a picture of it and send that out. If the thieves are stupid the windows are near by, if not they could be traveling. I'll be looking.

Paul Wilham said...

I suspect unless somebody needed them for a restoration, not likely since they are propbably a custom size, they will be on craigslist soon for sale wither Cincy or accross the river. Most of the local antique dealers read my blog and I have talked to a couple yesterday and let them know so i dont thing we have to worry about legitamate dealers. Far more likely they woudl end up on ebay or an "auction house"?

Anonymous said...

By "traveling", I mean they will be taken to some salvage place outside the city like Louisville or Indianapolis etc. Craigslist or Ebay seems like too much effort for a thief. And besides, the items would be easily tracked right to the seller (thief). As mentioned all that is needed is a photo of the design to send out since the windows were all of the same design except the stair landing if you want people to be on the watch for them. It's too bad you were not able to see the house that weekend you would have liked it and the windows.