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Posted on Jul 30, 2015 |

Mercy Mt. Airy Torn Down

Mercy Mt. Airy Torn Down

Demotion began this month at the hospital last known as Mercy Mt. Airy. Built in 1970, the hospital was replaced in 2013 by a bigger, more modern facility in Green Township and the Sisters of Mercy were not able to find a buyer for the buildings or land.

Demolition began this month at the hospital last known as Mercy Mt. Airy. Built in 1970, the hospital was replaced in 2013 by a bigger, more modern facility in Green Township and the Sisters of Mercy were not able to find a buyer for the buildings or land.

The hospital built by the Sisters of Mercy on land donated by Cincinnati inventor Powell Crosley Jr. is being torn down after a deal to donate it to Hamilton County fell through.

Replaced in 2013 by Mercy West Hospital in Green Township, the Mt. Airy building has had several names over the years since its construction in 1970 as Providence Hospital. Plans to relocate the County morgue and other departments to the building fell through after estimates for renovations came in far higher than expected.

Crosley’s home and what remain of his once-lush estate are now owned by a private company that rents them for weddings and other events. A spokesperson for Mercy Health told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the company owned and managed by the Sisters of Mercy had no plans for the land.

“We haven’t been able to secure an owner for the property as is,” she told reporter Anne Saker. “However, we will continue to seek an owner for the land once the building is razed.”

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