Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
seicer

Cincinnati: Restoration of the Elberon in Price Hill

1 post in this topic

It’s always great to see an abandoned structure rehabilitated and put to productive use, rather than be demolished or picked apart by scrappers as so often happens in the United States. The Elberon is a good example of reuse.

Located at 3414 West 8th Street at the corner of West 8th Street and Elberon Avenue in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Elberon’s building permit was secured in March 1905 and was soon completed after for $55,000. The apartment complex once housed a grocery store and pharmacy in its first floor retail storefronts. It later became low-income apartments in the 1970s before becoming Section 8.

full_3_2174.jpg

full_3_1861.jpg

The Model Group, in partnership with the non-profit community development corporation Price Hill Will, purchased the Elberon in 2010 which had been abandoned for over a decade. After the securement of finances through city, state and federal sources, along with private financing, work began on converting the four-story building into 37 one- and two-bedroom units for senior citizens.

Ground was broken on February 23, 2011 and the refreshed Elberon was opened to the public on April 12, 2012. It is a gold certified LEED structure.

20120412-_dsc3744.jpg

20120412-_dsc3736.jpg

20120412-_dsc3722.jpg

20120412-_dsc3733.jpg

20120412-_dsc3731.jpg

20120412-_dsc3724.jpg

Glances at the common spaces.

20120412-_dsc3708-merge.jpg

20120412-_dsc3707-merge.jpg

20120412-_dsc3702-merge.jpg

20120412-_dsc3654-merge.jpg

A view of some of the units.

20120412-_dsc3697.jpg

20120412-_dsc3696.jpg

20120412-_dsc3690.jpg

20120412-_dsc3664.jpg

20120412-_dsc3620.jpg

20120412-_dsc3623.jpg

Further Reading

a. The Elberon: http://urbanup.net/cities/ohio/cincinnati-ohio/price-hill/the-elberon/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.