Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Former Cincinnati firehouse to be sold

The City of Cincinnati plans to sell the former Fire Station No. 51 at 1654 Marlowe Avenue in College Hill to the highest bidder.

Bidding for the 3,800-square-foot building will start at $55,000, the fair market value as determined by the City's Property Management and Real Estate-Relocation Services Division.

The vacant single-bay firehouse, built in 1914, originally served as a substation for the Cincinnati Police Department.

Cincinnati Fire Department's Engine 51 took over the property in May 1926 following a volunteer-fueled renovation that required only $2,000 in City funds*.

Engine 51 relocated to a new $3.8 million, 12,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Hamilton and Llanfair avenues in November 2009.

* Approximately $24,000 in 2009 dollars.

Previous reading on BC:
College Hill's new green fire station a 'significant investment' (11/17/09)
Cincinnati, College Hill celebrate groundbreaking for new LEED fire station (2/9/09)