5870 Belmont Avenue
SOLD at AUCTION! November 7, 1999
Laurel Court was built by Peter G. Thomson, of Champion Paper, as the bridal home for his wife Laura. Started in 1902, completed in 1906, this property was described as "the most sumptuous and palatial in this part of the country... finished with all good taste can command."
Purchased for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in May, 1947, Laurel Court served as the residence for Archbishops John T. McNicholas and Carl J. Alter. In 1977 Laurel Court was purchased by Donald S. LaRosa and in 1991 was sold to Roger Loth.
Laurel Court is on the National Historic Register and rests on the highest point in Hamilton County. Under watchful eyes, the estate enjoyed renewed renaissance, resulting in the re-establishment of its historic presence as a private residence. Meticulous effort has been made to keep the home in its original state while enjoying modern conveniences. The beauty of this mansion can never be replicated. It is truly a gem of Cincinnati.