Clifton Heights Group Issues Statement on Church Fire

This statement was issued by Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation:

"Old St. George is a landmark building for the Clifton Heights and Cincinnati

communities, and one that represents the great architectural history of our city. At this

time, it seems as if the damage from the fire has been contained to the steeples. We will

work with local fire officials over the coming weeks to determine the exact cause and

extent of the damage.

Old St. George is insured against fire damage. At this time, our intentions are to continue

working to save Old St. George from demolition. We will continue to work with City

Center Properties (, a local property development company, to

renovate Old St. George for commercial use. In addition, we will continue to work with

community groups, the city of Cincinnati, architects, engineers, and fire officials to

determine the best avenues to pursue to achieve this common goal."


Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation

CUF Neighborhood Association

Clifton Heights Business Association

City Center Properties