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City gets 30 days to decide next steps with the Gamble house

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A judge has giving the city of Cincinnati 30 days to determine whether or not it will destroy an historic home.

The owner of the Gamble estate, the Greenacres Foundation, have filed paperwork to demolish the historic own once owned by James N. Gamble, a son of the co-founder of Procter and Gamble. The owners say they can't afford upkeep and repairs and want to level the home and use the land as a greenspace park.

In court on Friday, City of Cincinnati officials argued against issuing a demolition permit so soon, saying it's premature.

Hamilton County common pleas court Judge Norbert Nadel gave the Cincinnati until March 26 to issue a tear down permit or tell the court why they haven't.

Judge Nadel says typically building permits are issued within a month of the request.

Opponents of destroying the home are trying to get the house designated as a historic landmark, so it can't be destroyed.

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