Arch St. Demolition

The Buildings We Lost in 2014

The following is a brief summary of the most significant demolitions of 2014. This list is by no means exhaustive (and isn’t strictly 2014) and we ask that anybody with more information about the below demolitions or details on other demolitions, please comment below.

As always, please use #NatiDemo across all social media to keep track of all that we are losing.


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The Curious Case of the Davis Furniture Building

New Life

On February 11th, 2014, the Davis Furniture Building was made available for sale at public auction. Several developers showed up to bid, the price climbed steadily, and Stough Development Group eventually won the building with a bid of $125,000. With Stough’s longtime offices directly across from the Davis Building, it seemed like the former furniture store was in good hands and that the future was looking up.

Within two weeks of their successful bid, Stough formally requested that the 13,000 square foot building be demolished.

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Tunnels, Malt Ovens and Historic Bars – CPC July Meetup

Last Tuesday on July 22, 2014, the Cincinnati Preservation Collective met downtown for our monthly meeting Continue Reading

CPC Monthly Meetup – April

We met on April 29th at Mayday Northside to talk old buildings, drink a beer and eat Mayday’s famous hotdogs.

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CPC - Parking Preservation

We’ve Decided to Change Our Focus

Update 04/24/2014 – This was an April Fools’ Day Joke. A credit to our team if you believed it.

For the past 6 months, we have been working to try and save buildings in Cincinnati. We’ve done so through events, meetings, community outreach and just generally creating goodwill towards preservation in the city particularly around old buildings.

We’ve been wasting our time.

Because while we’ve been out harping on how important historic buildings are to this city, we’ve been missing the real asset in danger: parking lots.

And so we’ve decided to change our goals to be centered solely around parking lots in the city of Cincinnati.

Because without all the parking lots, where will the cars go?

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Welcome, friends. Thanks for taking part in the collective effort to save historic buildings in Cincinnati. We’d like to outline Continue Reading