Throwback Thursday: Trevarren Flats

For today’s “Throwback Thursday”, we are highlighting the Trevarren Flats building (961 E. McMillan St.). This building is part of our successful historic tax credit application, and structural stabilization work on this structure will be completed in the Spring in anticipation of full renovation and reuse afterwards.

The seven-story tall Trevarren Flats was built in 1895, in the Victorian Eclectic style. It has a beautifully detailed front entry and semi-circular front window lintels. The interior has sustained a lot of wear and tear and some water damage over the years, but much of the beautiful historic woodworking  and finishing remain intact. We’ll keep you updated on stabilization as it progresses. For now, scroll through the pictures below and envision this building fully restored and filled with residents! We certainly are.


Photos by Andrew Stahlke (

Firehouse Stabilization Complete

The structural stabilization of the historic Fire Company 16 building at 773 E. McMillan Street (map) is complete! Matt Max of Max Construction Group turned the building back over to the City of Cincinnati on Friday, Nov. 16th, and it now sits as a structurally sound blank canvas, waiting for further development. Built in 1870, this firehouse is the oldest still standing in Cincinnati, and stabilization was funded through a City TIF allocation. Stabilization work included a new roof, new flooring and floor joists on the south side of the 2nd floor, interior and exterior masonry repairs, clean-out and gutting of the first floor space, removal of debris from the basement, and clearing of brush and trash from the adjacent vacant lot. The floor-to-ceiling height of the 1st floor is 15′, and the second floor is 10′. Total usable square footage is roughly 3,100 sf.

The building next to the Firehouse, a historic brownstone, is also slated for structural stabilization, with work expected to begin in early 2013. We are now in the process of soliciting qualified developers with creative ideas for the reuse and redevelopment of the Firehouse, Brownstone, and adjacent vacant parcels on both the north and south sides of E. McMillan St. If you are a developer and would like more information about the assembled site, please email us at