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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Glencoe Hole
Glencoe Hole
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created by oh-ten on 1/11/2007 7:05 PM
last modified by DJ Craig on 1/20/2015 10:31 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Abandoned neighborhood consisting of Italianate Rowhouses (oddly enough partitioned into apartments rather than residences) and a Hotel arranged on three streets. The area was originally undergoing renovation which came to a halt. Since then scrappers have plundered the buildings for their copper plumbing leaving holes in walls, floors, and ceilings.
 Basic Information
Type: Neighborhood
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Owner: Mellissa Mallin
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • unsavory fellows
  •  Interesting Features
    -Beautiful old woodwork and incredible moss and fungal growth
    -Abandonment on the urban scale
    -Weird corner playgrounds constructed from abandoned buildings
    -True victorian-era architecture
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1884
    Closed: 2000
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built some time in the 1880's this neighborhood of Italianate style rowhouses constructed in a topographical depression probably originally housed the middle class as the buildings show no evidence of ever being single homes but rather are divided into one apartment per floor. The district's residents staged Cincinnati's first rent strike in 1964, protesting filthy conditions. The hotel and row houses were renovated in the 1970s. They became a model for reclaiming a neighborhood, winning local, state and national awards. Shortly afterward they went into another tailspin throughout the 1980's and 90's. A few years ago this building and the five others that make up the Glencoe Apartments were a hot spot for drugs -- so much so that Cincinnati City Council considered putting a street camera on this semi-isolated block.

    The neighborhood has won recognition as a historic landmark.

    In April 2013, demolition of "the Glencoe Hole" began. A parking garage for University Hospital may occupy the site.
     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    A parking garage or a vacant lot.
    Glencoe. w/Person
    Sun, Feb 25th, 2007
    posted by G to the Race

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     Photo Galleries
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    tron's various photos
    Thu, Jan 11th, 2007
    posted by tron_2.0
    9 pictures
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    ohten's Ohplex 2006 Photos
    Thu, Jan 11th, 2007
    posted by oh-ten
    13 pictures
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    Wed, Mar 26th, 2008
    posted by Ram23
    23 pictures
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    Sun, Apr 21st, 2013
    posted by Harvestman
    15 pictures

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    Glenco Pano by Trap
    Wed, Sep 28th, 2011
    posted by Trap
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    Category Rating
    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/21/2015 5:42 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 21 15 at 5:42, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jan 20 15 at 22:31, DJ Craig changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 25 14 at 9:01, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 23 13 at 1:02, Harvestman changed the following: History, Status, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Apr 23 13 at 0:56, Harvestman added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 23 13 at 0:55, Harvestman added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 23 13 at 0:53, Harvestman updated gallery Demolition
  • on Apr 23 13 at 0:52, Harvestman created a new gallery
  • on Sep 28 11 at 11:37, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 28 11 at 5:32, Trap updated a panorama image
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