We are saddened by the tragic fire last night at Old St. George Church. Old St. George is a landmark building for the Clifton Heights and Cincinnati communities, and one that represents the great architectural history of our city. At this time, it seems as if the damage from the fire has been contained to the steeples. We will work with local fire officials over the coming weeks to determine the exact cause and extent of the damage.
Old St. George is insured against fire damage. At this time, our intentions are to continue working to save Old St. George from demolition. We will continue to work with City Center Properties, a local property development company, to renovate Old St. George for commercial use. In addition, we will continue to work with community groups, the city of Cincinnati, architects, engineers, and fire officials to determine the best avenues to pursue to achieve this common goal.
Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
CUF Neighborhood Association
Clifton Heights Business Association
City Center Properties
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Posted by Kevin LeMaster at 5:04 AM
Labels: Old St. George, preservation