House Tour Tickets On Sale Now

March 30th, 2015  |  Published in News

Cincinnati Preservation Association with

1919 logo

 2015 Spring House Tour

Saturday, May 9th

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Features six historic residences on Rose Hill Avenue in North Avondale including a condo in the Belvedere

Tickets:  Advance purchase:  Members  $25, Non members $35.  Purchase day of tour:  $35 for all


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The Rose Hill Avenue homes you are invited to tour include:

  • 3900: the original developer’s apartment in the Belvedere Condominium, Sponsored by Hicon, Inc.;

  • 3924: an award-winning restoration Queen Anne restoration, full of original features, Sponsored by;

  • 3966: a light-filled Craftsman family home renovation, Sponsored by Phllip J. Nuxhall;

  • 4033: a classic American Renaissance palazzo, home to a former Mayor, Sponsored by Health Carousel;

  • 4067: a 1908 American Foursquare, beautifully preserved inside and out, Sponsored by Kroger Co.;

  • 4153: a rambling Craftsman-inspired residence overlooking a ravine, Sponsored by Urban Sites.

Will Call:  Lobby of the Belvedere - Sponsored by A Friend of CPA

CPA Accepting Donations for Murals

June 6th, 2013  |  Published in News

The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 6, 2013 – Cliff Radel

Let the donations begin.

Cincinnati Preservation Association officially started accepting funds Wednesday to save the nine, endangered, industrial mosaic murals that once hung in Union Terminal’s now-demolished concourse.

“We were involved in the original effort to save these murals,” said Paul Muller, the association’s executive director. “We are lucky they were created, saved and now available for return to Cincinnati.”

The nine murals stand in two shuttered terminals slated for demolition at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Plans call for the terminals to be wrecked by 2015. The city of Cincinnati has first right of refusal to find the murals a new home. Mayor Mark Mallory wants to bring the works of nickel-sized pieces of colored glass and tinted mortar back to Ohio and inside the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The estimated cost to pack, remove, transport and install the nine, 20-feet by 20-feet, 8-ton panels is $5 million to $7 million. Governmental funds are not available to foot the entire bill.

Public money was also in short supply when the murals were moved to the airport in 1973. That’s when Cincinnati Preservation Association’s initial incarnation, the Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, stepped in. Association officials also made sure, Muller noted, that the murals’ deed “specified that the city had first choice if the murals were ever to be moved again.”

Muller said reserving them once more “will add to the rich heritage of Cincinnati.”

Since an Enquirer story broke the news of the murals’ plight and the association’s involvement in raising funds to save the works of art, Muller said he has “been contacted by several individuals and an investment banker. They wanted to know when Cincinnati Preservation Association will be accepting donations.”

The answer is now.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make checks payable to:  Save the Murals Fund and mail to 342 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.