Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: 1865 Fairmount Street, Knox Hill

This house at 1865 Fairmount is on the city historic building inventory and is known as"The Addison House". This is a large 4 bedroom Italianate home with an incredibly detailed intact historic porch and the front facade features nice banding and detail. This house is in the Knox Hill Neighborhood Association area and sits on a somewhat significant block that includes many fine homes including a frame Gothic church. There are a number of homes under restoration in the area,and one of your neighbors is the 4th generation owner of their house.

With this house a lot of the stabilization work has been done. The home has a new roof and a new furnace and plumbing rough in and inspections have been done, so much of  the backbreaking phase of restoration is complete. The house  will need to be finished but you are off to a great start.

Priced at a very reasonable 15,000 considering all the work that has already been done. MLS#1254960 the semi annual taxes on this house are 51.00 and of course this is a perfect candidate for the 10 year tax abatement.

The 3 story Italianate has some nice features including a staircase with wood wainscot. This will be striking home restored in an up and coming neighborhood. Listed with Dawn Hake , Coldwell Banker , West Shell. Knox Hill Neighborhood Association will assist any Preservation minded owner with a restoration plan.

Do you know of a historic preservation bargain? A house that just needs a loving new owner to make it shine again? If so email me at and we may feature it here. Since we began this series a number of homes are now in Preservation hands and rescued from the clutches of banks and slumlords. Saving Cincinnati, one house at a time.


Ann said...

"Addison" bought the house in 1974.

Paul Wilham said...

They "name" these houses for the inventory report based on the owner at that time. Obviously this house goes back to 1880-1890. If one pursued a national registry nomination after restoration usually the historical narrative reveals a "prominent owner" and the house is "named" after that person.