That's according to the city of Little Rock, which says the property at 2804 Harrison Street was scheduled to be torn down by Youngblood Demolition and Excavating, the low bidder on the project.
Instead, the house at 2800 Harrison was torn down in mid-August. The city says it happened because the contractor failed to follow instructions of notifying Code Enforcement Staff before any demolition work.
The house that was torn down by mistake had been declared "unsafe vacant" in April but had not yet been condemned, the city says.
The city says Code Enforcement didn't find out the wrong house had been demolished until the contractor tried to dispose of it at the landfill.
The city then told Youngblood Demolition and Excavating that they would need to contact their insurance company since they demolished the wrong house and the city would not be liable for their failure to follow procedure.
Youngblood Demolition and Excavating has an active business license with the City of North Little Rock that staff verified in January 2012.
In addition, Youngblood has an active State Contractor's License under the name of Youngblood Land and Cattle Company which expires February 28, 2013.