The Pinecroft Estate History

Often puzzling Cincinnati-goers, all 18 sprawling acres of the Pinecroft Estate reside in the middle of a busy Cincinnati neighborhood, though that wasn’t always the case. Over a hundred years ago, the Pinecroft was a thriving estate owned by inventor, innovator and former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Powel Crosley, Jr.

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Powel Crosley, Jr.

Powel Crosley, Jr.

Born in the 1880s, Crosley was a famous Cincinnati native and UC grad, making his fortune in automobile parts and then later putting his engineering mind to work by creating his own radio and selling it for just $35, much less than the hundreds they typically cost back in the 1920s. He soon became the leading radio manufacturer in the world.

Before his death in 1961, Crosley would go on to offer the first refrigerator with shelves in the doors, develop lightweight and fuel efficient cars and purchase the Cincinnati Reds, who played at “Crosley Field” until the ‘70s.

After years of being unoccupied, the Cincinnati Preservation Association together with DelightMore, stepped in to save The Pinecroft Estate and began renovations, enhancing as much of the original charm and features of the estate as possible.

The association was wildly successful, as guests and visitors alike often comment on the beauty of the mansion’s many original features.

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