Thursday, June 2, 2011

Endangered Fairmount continues: Today a fine commercial building

As part of our continuing effort to document and hopefully save the historic architecture currently endangered due to a short sighted project by Cincinnati MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) project groundwater which involves the demolition of an entire business and residential district for what is essentially a "glorified drainage ditch.

Today we feature this fine Commercial building located 1783 Queen City Ave. This is an exceptional Victorian structure. Note the classic cast iron front on the street level. The front of the building is flooded with light on the second and third floors with large arched top windows. This is a 6320 square foot building.

A highly detailed tin entablature graces this double storefront with well proportioned brackets. Note the classic Greek style dormer top over the small high windows.

The attention to detail throughout the facade is incredible. Imagine what a simple coat of paint in Preservation colors would do to this building and how it could be a focal point in our community.

This should be saved

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