The latest from Cincinnati Preservation
2 DecAnnual Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Join us on Sunday, December 2 from 2—4 p.m. for CPA’s 54th Annual Meeting in Music Hall’s Corbett Tower, 1241 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine.  As always, the meeting will include the presentation of CPA’s annual Preservation Awards followed by a reception. There is no charge for the Annual Meeting, but reservations are a must. ...
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15 NovMamie Smith: Queen of the Blues

Mamie Smith: Queen of the Blues

Journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan, Mercantile Library, Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm For 100 years, people have conjectured that Mamie Smith, the first African American to record a vocal blues song, was from Cincinnati. Now award-winning New  York Times Magazine writer and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow John Jeremiah Sullivan has proof that this Queen of the...
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About our Cincinnati Preservation

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of CPA

Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) was established in 1964 as the Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation (MPA) and renamed in 1992.  CPA is a private non-profit membership organization that serves the Greater Cincinnati community.  CPA’s public programs currently include lectures, tours, newsletter, annual awards, and technical assistance.

Our Mission

 To promote the appreciation, protection and appropriate use and development of the Cincinnati region’s historic buildings, communities and landscapes.


National Historic Distircts in Cincinnati

Local historic districts in Cincinnati

#1 in Ohio

Cincinnati leads the sate of Ohio in listings on the National Register of Historic Places

The National Preservation Partners Network Came to Cincinnati!

Cincinnati Preservation Association and Heritage Ohio had the honor of co-hosting the 2018 Spring meeting of the National Preservation Network.

Historic Tax Credit Mapping Tool

Novogradac Launches Historic Tax Credit Mapping Tool SAN FRANCISCO—Sept. 21, 2016—Novogradac & Company LLP today unveiled the new free online Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Mapping Tool featuring more than 12,000 federal historic tax credit (HTC) investments made from 2001 through 2015. The searchable tool uses Part 3 data from the National Park Service...

The ArchiTour Cincinnati App

ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION CINCINNATI INVITES YOU TO TRY THEIR NEW WALKING TOUR APP Our ArchiTour Cincinnati App is Available from the App Store and Google Play!  

Cincinnati Preservation Receives Grant for Historic Properties Revolving Fund

The 1772 Foundation has announced that Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) has been awarded a grant to fund a feasibility study for a CPA revolving fund. The foundation, based in Newport Rhode Island, is funding the study to help CPA begin an historic properties redevelopment program. The study will evaluate several options ranging from...

The Rauh House


Pinecroft Mansion


John Hauck House

Partner Members

And our Associate Members
  • ABEL Building Systems
  • Cincinnati Development Fund
  • Cincinnati Nature Center
  • Findlay Market of Cincinnati
  • Glaserworks
  • Grandin Properties
  • Health Carousel
  • Hillside Trust
  • John Hueber Homes, Inc.
  • McConnell & Ewing Architects, Inc.
    • Mellott & Mellott, PPL
    • The Model Group
    • Muller Architects
    • 1919 Investment Counsel
  • NorthPointe Advisory Services
  • Paradrome Square
  • Structural System Repair Group
  • Urban Sites