28 September 2010

Best Tin Ceiling in OTR

During the tour of homes a week ago, we got a peek into the first floor storefront of a building on Vine Street, just north of 14th which has a fantastic metal ceiling:

Here is a picture from last year of the outside. When it was the Red Horse Saloon in the 80s, it had a flat drop ceiling covering the tin:
Because of the layout, this building will not have apartments or condos, but will be a fantastic, 3-story commercial retail space.

[Where: 1411 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202]


Todd McFarland said...

Just beautiful. I wonder, are those lights hanging around the oval part or just ornaments? Since it's metal I wonder if it would be ok to sandblast the paint off.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pictures. The ceiling is really neat!

VisuaLingual said...

Wow. Just wow.

CityKin said...

Todd, it looks like the original ceiling had bare incandescent bulbs incorporated into the design.

Also, the oval is actually an opening in the floor. Apparently there is also an opening in the second floor ceiling and a skylight in the top. This space will be incredible.