Glencoe Place, mentioned often on this website and others focusing on urban decay in Cincinnati, is in the process of being demolished. After a decade of failed attempts to cash out on the property by developer Pauline Van der Haer, Glencoe was sold at sheriff auction to the cleverly named "Leroy Glen Investment LLC" (a play on the street names in the Glencoe complex, Leroy Court and Glencoe Place). As is the intent of LLC's, it's unknown who exactly is behind the demolition and what future plans they have for the site. Whoever is streamlining the demolition of Glencoe, it's clear that to them an empty, virtually undevelopable hillside is more enticing than a nationally registered historic site.
The demolition of Glencoe Place is only one of the massive demolitions undertaken in the past few years around Mt. Auburn; adjacent Christ Hospital has demolished several city blocks of historic architecture in order to accommodate expansions of their now sprawling medical facilities.
For information concerning the demolition permits, visit Cincinnati's ezTrack permit service and search for the address(es) "2 Glencoe," "7 Glencoe, "49 Glencoe," etc. Although all buildings in Cincinnati over 50 years old are reviewed for historical significance before demolition permits are issued, the Glencoe Place complex was apparently found to be devoid of said importance by the City of Cincinnati, despite its place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Below are photos from after the first day of demolition at Glencoe Place. To see photos prior to its destruction, visit this older post.
Christ Hospital looms over top of Glencoe Place.
The view of Glencoe Place from Christ Hospital will soon be replaced by an empty dirt lot.
Demolition equipment in the shadow of Christ Hospital, an image that has become commonplace in Mt. Auburn.