Churches Auction

Methodists auction off two churches

A pair of Cincinnati churches are going on the auction block this month, along with their stained glass windows, oak pews and a pipe organ. The Reverend Gregory Stover says the United Methodist Church decided to sell the churches in the Northside and Mount Auburn neighborhoods after years of trying to revitalize them. Auctioneer Brent Semple says he has had several inquiries for both buildings, both from religious and other organizations. The Northside church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Samuel Hannaford, the same architect who designed Cincinnati City Hall and Music Hall. It cost 34-thousand dollars to build in the 1890s.