Why is the school being demolished?
When United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati was planning the redevelopment of the Holy Trinity property, they were disappointed when they learned that it would be cost prohibitive to renovate the school. So unfortunately, the decision was made to demolish the 90+ year old building.
Prior to the demolition, we were happy to have Nicholson’s Antiques remove the cornerstone and two of the crosses above the front door. UCP gave these to Holy Trinity Parish. Nicholson’s also reclaimed some of the wood trim, the front doors, the decorative window above the front door and the front railing for recycling and use by others.
Many have asked what will we do with the property when the school comes down.
First, the hillside will be graded down to Drex Avenue, then dirt will be added to fill the ground opening, followed by seed and straw. In the spring, trees and bushes will be added.
Holy Trinity Parish has been invited to plan a “school memorial” at the corner of Drex and Moeller. Perhaps the cornerstone, crosses and some of the bricks can be incorporated in the memorial, but the planning is up to the parish.
What about the Parish Center?
Renovation of the Parish Center will begin in early December. The three classrooms in the front of the building will house UCP’s Academy of Technology Advancement. A wall of windows will be added to the west side of the building where the art studio, Art a la Carte will be located. The three classrooms on the north side of the building will house the Life Enrichment program. A large kitchen, multi-purpose room, administrative offices, a conference room and bathrooms will be built in the old cafeteria. The gymnasium will be painted and prepared for UCP participants’ use during the day and sports teams’ use evenings and weekends.