The Walnut Hills neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the oldest and most historic areas in the city. Back in the day, Walnut Hills was a diverse and thriving community, but within the last century, it has seen its culture disappear as people flock towards the suburbs. A perfect example of this is when a historic firehouse burned down in 1977. While it’s ironic that a firehouse would catch on fire, it was tragically abandoned.
Kent Hardman, a developer, struck a deal with the city to purchase the building for a mere $1. You heard that right – $1. Judging by the lack of a roof and a tree growing on the first floor, the city deemed that the building was simply not worth repairing. After investing a lot of money and time, Kent transformed this abandoned firehouse into something amazing.
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