Thursday, January 30, 2014
More 'lost history' of Knox Hill
This home based on its style probably dates from the 1840's-50's which if it were still standing would be one of the oldest homes in the area. According to Mr Amlung's research the home was converted to apartments around 1900. In 1972, the home was demolished by the city of Cincinnati ,because interest rates were high at the time and the latest and last owner was given 15 DAYS to bring the house up to code. The city demoed it and what most certainly would have qualified for national landmark status, was reduced to rubble.
Interestingly the addition to the right survives although today it is a three story home that was built on top of the two level structure shown in the photo. When one considers the incredible view this home had, the value of it today? Who knows, but it would be a very desirable home.
You will note its called the Miller residence and you can see to the upper left what looks like a road going up the hill. That street today is known as Waveland, but it was named "Miller street" well into the 1940's.
More Knox Hill History as we find it.