St. Rita demolishes former haunted house

The building at St. Rita School for the Deaf used for the haunted house has been demolished (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - It took less time than expected to demolish a Cincinnati icon.

St. Rita School for the Deaf had planned to demolish the former home of its annual haunted house June 20-22, but the work only took one day.

“The bricks and mortar were so brittle that they ended up being able to tear everything down today and will spend the next two days cleaning up the rubble,” St. Rita development associate Anna Nwa said.

The red brick house on the hill of St. Rita School for the Deaf’s campus was used for the school’s annual haunted house from 1977 until 2015. The house was one of the last remaining original buildings on the school’s campus and was built prior to the Civil War and was once used as the boys’ dormitory.

To see photos of the building’s demolition and learn more about plans for parts of the historic structure, subscribers can read the full story from the Cincinnati Business Courier.

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