|How much would one pay today for a 16 room limestone mansion within walking distance of downtown? 250K? 500K?, a million? All this tax base was destroyed in the 1960's for an industrial park!|
|Rowhouses and duplexes like the nice second Empire one were everywhere in Kenyon Barr. Today if still standing this might be Cincinnati's "Bed Sty' or "Dupont Circle'|
|Another nice detailed upper middle class building when built. IN A LANDFILL!|
City inspections targeted the area by writing violations and condemning structures to drive prices down so they could be bought cheaply for the industrial park.......Sound familiar? Many urban planners have speculated that if Kenyon-Barr were still standing, a walkable urban neighborhood of most single family and rowhouses close to the Central Core that it would be worth Millions today !
|When you drive down Vine street and comment to yourself about "how smart" Cincinnati was to save it and thanks to 3CDC it is turned around, ask yourself what this long gone Kenyon Barr Neighborhood would be worth today?|
It doesn't have to happen. We can stop this . Come to Saturday's walking tour at 9:30 AM, meet in front of the Orion Academy (1798 Queen City Ave). Educate yourself about some great architecture and why its important to save it. Lets not repeat another Cincinnati failure.