Someone got some explaining to do! A demolition accidentally torn down the wrong house in an East Dallas neighborhood.

Jeremy Wenninger got a phone call he will never forget, that his historic 97-year-old house has been destroyed. Wenninger who now resides in Los Angeles inherited the house from his former neighbor, Mary Ann, who passed three years ago. Wenninger was in the process of planning renovations for the home.

I still can't believe this is true, we did everything we could to save this home. Rest In Peace my dear friend Mary Ann.

According to a report by KTVT in Dallas, the owner of JR Demolition, Bobby Lindamood, said it was a mistake and they were supposed to be taking down another home on the same street. Lindamood shared this statement with CBS 11:

“JR’s Demolition is a small family business who has been in the demolition business for15 years. I as the owner, have been in demolition over 35 years, and after 50,000 plus structure demolitions, this is the first incident wherein the wrong structure was demolished.

We made a mistake and thought we had the right property. Many homes on Richard street have been demolished by JR’s and other demolition companies in connection with the current redevelopment and revitalization of this area. Unfortunately, this home did not have any house numbers on it and any street curb address was covered by water and debris from the recent heavy rain events. Nonetheless, JR’s inspected this property ensuring that it was empty. The house was stripped of all plumbing and electrical. It lacked a foundation without concrete, and the gas meter was gone. The rear door was boarded up and lacked a non-operational front door. The front yard was covered with cut trees debris just as any demo house is before demolition. Neighboring workers stated the property had vagrants and has been vacant since October last year. In short, the property was similar in appearance and condition to many of the properties that JR’s demolished on Richard Street.

We spoke with the new owner of the property who acquired it in 2019 and will be working with him toward a resolution.” 

There has been other builders who have offered to pay cash for the lot, but according to Jeremey Wenninger, the house had a sentimental value that could never be replaced.

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