REACH Evanston Spotlight – 1616 Ruth Avenue


REACH Evanston

1616 RUTH AVENUE


When the Hamilton County Landbank acquired 1616 Ruth in May of 2016, the unique brick home with a distinctive turret had seen severe deterioration. After being vacant a number of years, the circa 1903 home’s detailed woodwork and corbeled brick had become overshadowed by boarded up and broken windows.

Before and After

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This past Sunday, less than a year later, a revived and transformed 1616 Ruth hosted prospective new owners. The 19th REACH (Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County) home to be rehabbed in Evanston, and the ninth home on Ruth Avenue, 1616 Ruth maintains its stately character while featuring modern amenities and design.

Project Highlights:

  • Nearly 3,000 SF
  • 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath
  • Built in 1903
  • Acquired by the Landbank in May 2016
  • Rehab completed in April 2017

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The Port Authority’s REACH Program was developed to to holistically implement full-neighborhood residential redevelopment. REACH – Rehab Across Cincinnati & Hamilton County – is one of several programs the Port Authority uses to promote enduring Hamilton County neighborhoods where families feel safe, have expanded employment opportunities, and greater access to viable housing options.