Home where Langston Hughes lived during high school in Cleveland condemned





CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city has condemned the Cleveland house where celebrated 20th century writer Langston Hughes lived during high school.

It's the latest twist for the 120-year-old house on East 86th Street that has been vacant, slated for renovation and nominated for landmark designation.

But city officials don't expect the three-bedroom house to be torn down.

The city's building and housing department condemned the house June 4 -- unaware of its historic significance -- after inspectors discovered major problems. The plumbing and furnace were ripped out and electrical wires were hanging from the ceiling....


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