|Remains of the 2316 Gladstone Ave. Home|
The two-family that became known as 2314/2316 Gladstone was originally 632 Gladstone before the streets of Cincinnati were renumbered. I traced it back to 1878 when the house was owned by George C. Spiegel. Here is what the records showed:
December 25, 1878, William Adelmann filed suit against George C. Spiegel for the mortgage + 8% interest totaling $1356.65. Judge ordered the house sold.
The house was owned by Charles Ulrich and his wife, Elizabeth, following her husband's death in 1922 for 44 years. In 1930, the City of Cincinnati purchased part of the back of the property from Elizabeth for Columbia Parkway. She received $9000 in this transaction. The house was sold in 1954 to Ben Simkin for $1.00 and other considerations. Three other owners purchased the home in 1975, 1985 and 1991. In 1984, the value of the home and property for tax purposes was $12,915.
To our knowledge, the home was torn down in 1996. My brother Tim was working for a company that was asked to bid on the demolition. All that remains now is overgrown brush, a stone wall and front steps, railroad tracks, and a great view of the Ohio River.
|Dusty and Tim at the top of the front steps|