Cincinnati Preservation Awards announced
The 2016 Cincinnati Preservation Association’s annual awards
From Soapbox Cincinnati, 11-29-2016. Read Full Article on Soapbox here.
$13 million renovation of Old Saint George church in Clifton Heights, adjacent to the U.C. campus. Samuel Hannaford designed the church and monastery in 1872; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The property suffered a major fire in 2008 that destroyed the church’s iconic steeples; the project included preserving the building’s stained glass windows and replacing its steeples.
$9.2 million Trevarren FlatsWalnut Hills project converted a long-vacant building into 30 apartments and 7,000 square feet of commercial space. The building also earned a LEED Silver rating.
Hotel Covington, the conversion of the first modern skyscraper in Kentucky into a boutique hotel, the $22 million project turned the former, 106-year-old Coppin’s Department Store into a 114-room hotel.
Other projects receiving awards:
- Marion Hall, a North Avondale Beaux Arts palazzo restored by Ryan Messer and James Musuraca as a family home.
- Ron, Cynthia and Diana Tissue were recognized for their work on 440-442 Liberty Hill, one of Cincinnati’s oldest residences.
- The 1907 Dr. Jenkins House in Newport’s East Row Historic District was returned to residential use by Melvin and Lisa Bomprezzi.
- Abigail Apartments on East 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine, a former tenement building redeveloped into one-bedroom apartments
- Belvedere Lobby in North Avondale, specifically the restoration of murals by H.H. Wessel;
- Louis Hauck Summer Home, now an event space in Sharonville;
- Norwood Fire Co. #2, home to the Norwood Firefighter Association;
- Tailor Shop OTR, an 1870s tenement restored as three apartments; and
- Warner Brothers Building in OTR, a former film storage facility converted into office space.