Monday, August 9, 2010

CPA Receivership workshop a great success.

Preservationists from across the city, attended the CPA (Cincinnati Preservation Association) workshop on receivership in Camp Washington on Saturday.
Workshop Participants tour one of the nearly completed homes that has been through the Receivership process.

Receivership is a legal process in which blighted property is placed into 'receivership' by a court for the purposes of remediation of the 'blight' condition. Camp Washington has used the receivership process very effectively over the years to gain control of blighted or abandoned property and bring them back from the brink. The workshop was very informative.
This is one of the homes currently undergoing blight abatement in Camp Washington

After the workshop we were given a tour of one of the houses being redone under the receivership process as well as tour of the Camp Washington neighborhood. I have only spent limited time exploring Camp Washington , and was pleasantly surprised to find a strong collection of architecture in a very stable neighborhood. Some photos from the tour.
Nice Brick Italianate with interesting patterned stone work above the windows, this house is available.
Here we have a very high style home with interesting stone banding and an impressive front dormer detail. Note the Italianate Bay on the side elevation.
This "quirky' Second Empire caught my eye with its Queen Anne turret, this house sits amongst a nice row of Italianates and Second Empires.
A large, and Impressive, classic Cincinnati Townhouse Second Empire.
This Double Brick Italianate Townhouse has a for sale sign in front and would make a great home for anyone.
Another nice brick Italianate with impressive stone banding. I like the front facade rounded top detail on the windows
Nice quiet shady street with a row of restored homes, hard to believe you are minutes to downtown.
This impressive restoration is comparable to any you'd fine in Pendleton Arts, Dayton Street, or Mt Adams but at a fraction of the price.


Adam Zekmueller said...

camp washington is definitely changing for the better. used to be maybe one house a year would sell and it would be a slumlord transfer. lately lots of things are happening there. glad to see our history being preserved and not wrecked

Todd McFarland said...

The house is the last picture looks lovely. It even has a nice garage done in same style (or at least sypathetic) to house.