The house became a funeral home in 1945: Robert Eaton moved the funeral home from Third and Main streets to the Second Street location. It stopped being a funeral home about 15 to 20 years ago. Since then it was used as training facility and office space.
No interest in the house: Current owner Charles Anderson said the house was on the market for two years. It also received no bids when placed up for auction.
The house was built in 1843: The house has just more than 6,000 square feet of living space and the true value is $370,000, according to the Warren County Auditor's website.
Maintenance and utility costs forced demolition decision: Anderson said the costs of (natural) gas, electric and maintenance as well as deteriorating windows forced him to make the decision to demolish the building instead of watching it deteriorate further. Only the former funeral home will be demolished and the adjacent house and multi-bay garage will remain on the property. He said the goal will be to reorient the property to build a new building for a company wanting visibility.