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City Demolishes Wrong House - Oops!

bigmistakeCan you imagine?  Driving down the street to your house, and not finding it when you arrive.  That is precisely what happened last weekend in Fort Worth, Texas when David Underwood and his wife arrived at their property and found only a concrete slab remaining of what was a 3 bedroom ranch bungalow. After some investigating, it turns out that the property next door was slated for demolition due to condemnation by the city.  They showed up on Friday at Underwood's property and proceeded to demolish the wrong home, including it's contents. Fortunately, the house was unoccupied at the time.  The home had belonged to Underwood's grandmother, and he had planned to renovate and eventually move into the home. The City of Fort Worth's Code Compliance Office issued the following statement:

On July 12, 2013, contractors demolished the wrong property on Watercress Drive. The property to be demolished should have been 9708 Watercress Dr. The property that was demolished was a vacant structure located at 9716 Watercress Drive.