I just learned from Margo Warminski at CPA that these 3 mansions have been obtained by company called ResErection Inc a Cincinnati based company with plans to DISASSEMBLE them and resell them to builders anywhere in the world! http://www.reserections.com/
Among them 965 BURTON which is ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY, designed by Samuel
Hannaford. a stone Romanesque mansion. The 8900 square foot mansion is being offered moved
and rebuilt on a new location for 2.8 million dollars
The 24 room Johnson Henry Bell Mansion 24 rooms for 2,950,000.00 in Walnut Hills
And this Georgian Revival Mansion for 2,650,000.00
This 'company' was responsible for the disassemble of the 1885 Kemper castle. Which is being rebuilt in Texas in 2010
These prices include shipment anywhere in the United States or to a shipping port.
There have been similar operation in other parts of the country that were largely stopped due to quick action by city officials enacting ordinances that prohibit the removal of historic properties from city boundaries or the moving of historic structures. Action is needed immediately by the council to stop this.
This activity represents the GREATEST DANGER to the historic architecture that this city has ever faced! Call or email you councilman, the mayor whomever but this has to be stopped!
Cincinnati historic structures MUST stay in Cincinnati. I have often said that we have the best architecture and unfortunately the best prices. This will be the proverbial tip of the iceberg if not stopped NOW!