The former SCPA / Woodward High School building was recently sold at auction to Indianapolis-based Core Redevelopment. The sale of the huge, historic building has sparked interest due to its unique features and prominent position in the community. The former school has an 1,100 auditorium, two gymnasia, a swimming pool, ornate stained glass windows, and Rookwood Pottery tile fixtures and water fountains donated by the Cincinnati Art League. The adjacent Cutter Playground is also included in sale and is a vital neighborhood resource. According to CincinnatiViews.net, “The main entryway has a large stained glass window titled ‘The Landing of William Woodward at Cincinnati in Fall of 1791′, which was saved from the original 1855 building.” The mortal remains of William Woodward and Abigail Cutter Woodward are also buried on site.
Any potential redevelopment will almost surely require parking considerations and many neighbors worry that Cutter Playground’s greenspace could be sacrificed.
Some of these features are shown in the photo tour below. All interior photos provided.
Core Redevelopment’s plans for the property have not yet been disclosed.