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DAMN-Those were really nice. This is ridiculous. Cincinnati needs to get its preservation act together. That last picture looks like it could be from London or Liverpool. Very disappointing.
Quote from: OCtoCincy on February 24, 2011, 08:11:29 PMDAMN-Those were really nice. This is ridiculous. Cincinnati needs to get its preservation act together. That last picture looks like it could be from London or Liverpool. Very disappointing. It's supposed to be difficult to demo a building in the city of Cincinnati b/c of preservation and historical designations in certain areas. I'm not sure if money is exchanging hands back-door or not, but from what I've seen the last ten years, MANY of the demos appeared to have value and weren't by any means the principal eyesore of the block. Yet many of those crumbling walkups stand and the less challenging reclamation projects are lost to memory.I'll be glad when Cincinnati is starting to hit its stride in 2017 or so, causing these demos to come to a dry trickle citywide. Then again, it's a probability that the Westside and Avondale will still be going through this.
From what I've heard, the University has owned that property between McMillan and Calhoun for something like 30 years and were just sitting on it.
The demos of buildings like the ones here are why I'm so pissed about what's going on in Corryville on Euclid.I also just got back from San Francisco, and parts of it reminded me of living in old pics of downtown Cincinnati from the 1940s... literally both cities share a surprising amount of architecture. The non financial district part of downtown was like a larger version of Cincy's downtown with more hills, no parking lots, streetcars and trolleybuses.