Well it finally happened. The sad lone house in the empty field across from Rookwood has sold. Joe Horney bought that house for $63,900 in 1991 and yesterday reached a deal with Rookwood partners for $1.25 million.
Norwood tried to take all those homes by eminent domain and a few homes held out and took their case to the Ohio Supreme Court- and won. However Horney’s house has been boarded up and vacant and the entire area is surrounded by a chain link fence. With the sale, the way is now clear for the area to be developed.