Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Inside Heberle School

Heberle School, at 2015 Freeman Avenue in the West End, was open to the public on June 8 prior to a June 9 public auction by Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) and Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, LTD, Inc.

Built in 1929 in the Collegiate Tudor style, the 93,500-square-foot building has been vacant since the 2006-2007 school year.

Carolyn Scheve, an interior designer who would like to open an outreach center for artists and community children, submitted a high bid of $35,000, which was among six bids rejected by the CPS board for being too low.

On Monday, two of those six rejected bids – Swifton School in Bond Hill and Windsor School in Walnut Hills – were settled and approved by the board.

The parcel on which the school sits is zoned RM-0.7 Residential Multi-Family.

Of special note are the gymnasium/auditorium, the cafeteria, the library, and the rooftop, which was shot through a tiny window on the top floor.

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