145-year-old College Hill home to be auctioned August 11-17

The Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) announced that a 145-year-old home in College Hill will be sold at an online auction between August 11-17.

According to CPA, the two-and-a-half story structure was completed in 1865, and boasts Greek Revival pilasters and Gothic Revival gables. The Hamilton County Auditor reports that the home has 2,800 completed square feet, and sits on nearly a half-acre of land in College Hill that is within walking distance of the neighborhood’s business district.

Currently owned by the U.S. Marshals Service, 1314 Groesbeck Road will have a nominal opening bid of $1,000. The auction will be held online only, and all bids must be made by 9:10am on Tuesday, August 17. Those interested in bidding are asked to visit the auction website being hosted by Williams & Williams Auction Services.

  • JTM

    Wow, that house is in terrible shape. Someone will really have their work cut out for them.

  • ACI

    I hope someone has the where with all to make these repairs. What a wonderful building – definitely one worth saving.

  • CTR

    This house is an unpolished gem. Wish we knew what the history of the place is and whether it played any part in the Underground Railroad which was so active in College Hill in that era. Although there’s much work to be done, hopefully the new owner will make improvements congruent with the architecture and historical period of the home.

  • CTR

    This house is an unpolished gem. Wish we knew what the history of the place is and whether it played any part in the Underground Railroad which was so active in College Hill in that era. Although there’s much work to be done, hopefully the new owner will make improvements congruent with the architecture and historical period of the home.

  • W. White

    1314 Groesbeck is being auctioned off again. http://search136.bid4assets.com/auction/index.cfm?auctionid=602531&STI=1

    I would bid on it, but the house is in no better shape now than it was two years ago (it is walls, some windows, some roof, and not a whole lot else). Plus, the house has over $18,000 in taxes owed according to the Hamilton County Auditor. Also, the City of Cincinnati declared it a public nuisance to be demolished whenever the State or the Feds hand them another big pile ‘o money for historic building removal. Other than those “small” issues, it is prime real estate.