Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two College Hill properties up for auction

Two College Hill properties are up for bid this month – one a historic fire station, the other a historic house built circa 1865.

Through noon on August 26, the City of Cincinnati's Real Estate Services Division is accepting sealed bids for 1654 Marlowe Avenue, formerly the home of Fire Station No. 51.

Bids will be opened at noon on August 27, and the property will be sold "as is" via quit claim deed to the highest bidder.

The appraised fair market value of $55,000 has been set as the minimum bid.

Built in 1914, the 3,800-square-foot, single-bay firehouse was vacated in November 2009 following the completion of a new $3.8 million, 12,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Hamilton and Llanfair avenues.

Originally built as a police substation, Cincinnati Fire Department's Engine 51 took over the property following renovations in 1926.

Sealed bids may be sent to Real Estate Services of the City of Cincinnati; c/o Property Management; Room 122, City Hall; 801 Plum Street; Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Questions may be addressed by calling Joe F. Pendley at (513) 352-3612 or Lottie Allen at (513) 352-5362.

Old house, new tech

Also up for auction until August 17 is the Civil War-era house at 1314 Groesbeck Road, a two-and-a-half story brick residence with Greek Revival pilasters, a Gothic Revival gable, and a Colonial Revival-styled front entrance.

Williams & Williams Real Estate Auction is conducting the online auction of the 2,800-square-foot house and nearly half-acre lot, which was seized by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The minimum bid has been set at $1,000, and, like the fire station, the property is being sold "as is" via quit claim deed.

As of today, there are no bidders for the property.

Photo courtesy of Williams & Williams Real Estate Auction.

Previous reading on BC:
Former Cincinnati firehouse to be sold (7/6/10)
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)