Hunt House renovations complete; Open House set for April

062619 Hunt House

(January 12, 2022 - Blue Ash)

The City of Blue Ash is pleased to announce the renovations of the Historic Hunt House are complete and a reopening event will be held in April. 

The home has been undergoing extensive repairs by contractor Kramer & Feldman due to damage to floor joists and roof rafters caused by wood-boring beetles. 

The Blue Ash Facilities Maintenance Department has also been performing work in the home, including, but not limited to, reworking the wood floors and some updates to the mechanical systems. 

Additional mechanical and electrical modifications were necessary due to the changes and additions to the structural supports. 

The beetles were exterminated in early 2021 and construction crews began working to repair the home in September.  The work was completed in December of 2021. 

"After more than two years of vacancy because of extermination and repairs to the Hunt House, the Blue Ash Historical Society is anxious to return to our headquarters, resume our archiving projects, and once again serve the community with our schedule of open houses and events beginning with a reopening event in April," said Elaine Davis, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for the Blue Ash Historical Society.

An Open House is scheduled for April 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Hunt House, 4364 Hunt Road. The occasion will also mark the 36th anniversary of the Blue Ash Historical Society. The event will be open to the public and refreshments will be served. 

The Blue Ash Historical Society will hold the first meeting in the newly renovated Hunt House on January 12. 
 
The house is important to the City as it is one of the few historic homes in the area that was occupied by only one family from the time it was built to the time it was sold - six generations of Hunts resided in the home. 

The current president of the Blue Ash Historical Society is the son of the last residents in the home, George and Elizabeth Hunt Bell, and he represents the last generation to live in the home.

Click here to learn more about the history of the Hunt House.