Completed Project

Built in 1850, Saint Paul’s German Evangelical Protestant Church is a focal point of Over-the-Rhine’s Race Street, which features a mixture of Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and transitional residential and mixed residential/commercial structures. The church was abandoned in the 1980s, at which time the City of Cincinnati acquired the building and made temporary repairs throughout the years in best efforts to keep the church watertight and stable. Over the years, the church sustained significant wear and tear in its vacant state and the city was never able to fund more than patchwork repairs to keep the church maintained.

In 2010, the City of Cincinnati reached an agreement with 3CDC to stabilize the church. The structure’s collapsed roof was replaced in the spring of 2011, and widespread floor repair, balcony repair, and some cosmetic work was completed in the spring of 2012.

In April 2015, the building’s renovation was completed, and Taft’s Ale House now occupies all three floors of the church.

Construction Photos

Essential Facts

  • Developer
  • Project Cost
    $9.6 Million (including stabilization work)
  • Uses
  • Completion Date
    April 2015
  • Commercial SF
  • Miscellaneous Details
    Taft's Ale House



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