Pinecroft Mansion at Crosley Estate

Cincinnati Preservation has owned Pinecroft Mansion, the 18 acre estate of famed inventor, innovator and former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Powel Crosley, Jr. since 2011 when it was donated to the organization by Mercy Health West. Since that time, Cincinnati Preservation has been a proud steward of the National Register of Historic Places listed property in Mount Airy, and has had a successful operating partnership with Funky’s Catering and now Delightmore Catering. The palatial building was designed by nationally significant architect Dwight James Baum, and the house retains many of the elaborate original features inside and out.


In 2023, the Cincinnati Preservation Board of Trustees adopted a new Strategic Plan and also a new mission statement:

During the strategic planning process, the board evaluated the organization’s current real estate holdings to determine if the mission and goals are best served by continued ownership of Pinecroft. The thoughtful decision was made by the Board to focus the organization’s limited staff time and resources to the key aspects of the mission (education, outreach and advocacy) rather than property management. 
Original Wheatley Tile





By selling Pinecroft with strong architectural easements in place, Cincinnati Preservation will guarantee the protection of this important 1928 Tudor Revival style property in perpetuity.  

The proceeds from the sale will be invested directly into fulfilling Cincinnati Preservation’s mission. This investment will significantly help Cincinnati Preservation serve the Greater Cincinnati region through education, outreach and advocacy while ensuring that more sites and structures are designated, inhabited and celebrated for generations to come.

Original wood carved bed of Crosley
Decorate plaster ceiling

“We have been the proud stewards of Pinecroft since 2011 making several improvements, including building a commercial kitchen, accessible and modern restrooms and doing a major landscape project to bring back the original landscape design. These projects have enabled the property to have a new life as an event venue. While we are proud of this work, our organization has decided that it is now time to pass on this stewardship to a new owner so our organization can fully concentrate on our mission. As an education and advocacy organization serving all of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Preservation is focused on ensuring preservation is accessible to all our distinct neighborhoods. With this strategic approach, generations to come will be able to grow up in areas that value their history while also establishing unique and sustainable environments that support the success of our region.” 


– Beth Johnson, Executive Director Cincinnati Preservation

Original Desk in Crosley's Library

For information about Cincinnati Preservation’s easements click here.


More information on the current occupants can be found at


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