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Owl's Nest Park pavilion by Elzner & Anderson

Proposed Demolition of Owl’s Nest Park Pavilion

This pavilion in Owl’s Nest Park was designed by the locally prominent firm of Elzner & Anderson and dedicated in 1933. It is located on the edges of Evanston, East Walnut Hills and the O’Bryonville business district, diverse communities that literally come together in this public greenspace. The historic building makes an imposing visual statement …

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Cincinnati Preservation Revolving Fund

The Endangered Building Revolving Fund is an historic properties redevelopment program, commonly known as a revolving fund.  It is an active real estate-based program for protecting endangered properties using techniques such as: options, purchase/resale, easements and tax credits.    We utilize a range of methods from loans to support redevelopment of historic properties to direct …

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Let the Stripper Do the Work: Restoring the Natural Beauty of Millwork

by Lauren Kitchen   Stripping woodwork was the last thing on my mind when we purchased the E. Cort Williams home in the Uplands Historic District in May of 2019. There were many other thoughts flowing through my head – the need for a kitchen worthy of the manor’s inherent beauty, updating the baths and …

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United States Playing Card Draws a Losing Hand

by Margo Warminskiphotos by Adam Nelsonvideo by Jeremy Loukinas   The iconic former United States Playing Card factory on Beech Ave. in Norwood is facing demolition. The Norwood city administration had hoped to find a developer to renovate at least part of the complex, but was unsuccessful.   The company that became United States Playing …

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Former Jackson Brewery Fire

Early in the morning on Sun 15 Dec 2019, flames tore through the historic former Jackson Brewery in Over-the-Rhine, sending smoke into the air, which could be seen and smelled miles away. The Cincinnati Fire Department responded around 4:20am, immediately sounding a second alarm given the size of the fire. The blaze caused an estimated …

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