Before George ‘Boss’ Cox resided in the famous Hannford-designed Clifton mansion, he lived at 115 W. Ninth Street. After housing an advertising agency for many years, this classic Italianate-style building is back on the market and ready to return to its roots as a residential home. Mere blocks from Washington Park, the 10 parking spaces included with the building are a valuable bonus. On the side of the house, the bones of the original courtyard remain, ready to be re-invented.
The home retains the 19th century political powerhouse’s grandiose style with original hardwood floors, marble fireplaces, and a winding cherry-wood staircase.
The modern addition of a second-floor loft creates ample living space throughout the house. Although the parquet floors are not original to the building, rumor has it that Boss Cox himself imported the geometric paneling to fit his taste. Style, space, and functionality are included in the $795,000 price tag, but the rich local history of this Cincinnati gem is priceless.