02 June 2009

Colerain Selected Homes

I have a million things on my mind that I want to blog about, but it is hard to find the time with so much going on downtown everyday. Some of the public pools opened yesterday, so the family is off to Lincoln pool, and tonight we go to a fundraiser for Tony Fischer.

Anyway, last weekend, we went to The Skatin' Place for a roller skating birthday party. This is a place I went to many times as a kid, and it has barely changed. I am very familiar with this part of town. On the drive there and back I took notice of some run-down houses that were worthy of a photo.

3204 Lina Place.. I like this little house a lot, and that is what started me on this thread. It was built around 1927, when the corner of Colerain and Galbraith (which is just behind the building), was a dirt road serving the neighboring farms. Today it is a auto-focused mess:

This is the empty business next to the old house:

[where: 3204-3211 Lina Place Cincinnati Ohio 45253]

Two others, from 1948 and 1950:
3173 Lina Pl.:
There are hundreds of houses in this area built like these two. Houses like these that are well-cared for and still used as houses, routinely sell for well under $100k in this area.
3167 Lina Pl.:

Then, back within the limits of Cincinnati, at the bottom of Colerain hill are the following houses, which according to Building Cincinnati are slated for demolition. 13 or 14 will probably be demolished for road widening:

4410 Colerain, 1923:

4412, 4414 Colerain, circa 1901:

4422 Colerain, circa 1900, $39k:

4426 etc circa 1875-1880:

4436 Colerain Ave., circa 1885:

The nicest house in the group: 4442 Colerain Ave., circa 1926:

Little red house owned by Working in Neighborhoods, circa 1913:


Radarman said...

This corner still lives under the curse of the old Colerain expressway plan for which the city pretty much murdered a little business district, mowed down a bunch of houses, and then said "oops". The whole idea was to speed suburban automotive traffic at the expense of urban commerce and vitality, and it was deeply stupid. Even the new intersection is based on driving patterns that no longer exist or never happened. It's all quite sad.

CityKin said...

Yeah, I guess that corner at the bottom of the hill once had a small business district. I cannot remember it, but what a mess. And it has remained in limbo since the 70's. At least they are finally bringing some closure it.

Radarman said...

Useless information for your files: I believe the name of the crossroads was Hameltown. I saw it in a nineteenth century atlas.