Phil Nuxhall at the Museum Center: Stories and Photographs from his books on Spring Grove Cemetery 10/29 at 7:00 PM

October 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Events, News

Lecturer: Phil Nuxhall, Historian & Docent Trainer, Spring Grove Cemetery

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Where: Reakirt Auditorium

Well-known Cincinnati historian of the entombed, embalmed, cremated, and encased, Phil Nuxhall takes you on a personal presentation of his favorite people, places and things at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. The presentation includes beautiful photographs from his award winning book,Beauty in the Grove.

In addition to learning about the history, art, architecture and landscape of this National Historic Landmark, you will hear Phil’s favorite stories about people buried at the cemetery. Among those are a Titanic survivor, the person who created the Cincinnati Reds’ first uniforms and the man who created the very first hot air balloon for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Sit back, relax and listen to an entertaining array of lively anecdotes, little known facts, and just plain oddities that make Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum an international destination!

Book signing follows lecture.

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Fall Forum Keynote Message Now Online

September 30th, 2014  |  Published in News

Annual Fall Forum Luncheon

Click here or the link below for the Fall Forum keynote talk by Donovan Rypkema


Thank you so much for attending Cincinnati Preservation’s 2014 Fall Forum Luncheon.  The turnout was amazing with more than 300  attending this year’s event.  Because of your support CPA can partner with organizations like PlaceEconomics and experts like Donovan Rypkema to continue CPA’s mission of preservation excellence.

 CPA would also like to thank Fall Forum chairperson Peg Valentine for her continued support of CPA.

 Fall Forum has become a widely anticipated civic event due to Mrs. Valentine’s thoughtful selection of topics and speakers.  This year’s version extended that trend and, with it’s focus on neighborhoods and the economics of preservation was a fitting way to celebrate our 50th anniversary.  It was inspiring to see the community of CPA in the room, thanks for being part of that.

 Cincinnati Edition’s WVXU interview with Donovan Rypkema , Kevin Wright of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation and Paul Muller on Monday is available Here.

CPA’s 50th anniversary celebration continues with the exhibit“Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together Saving Places” at Cincinnati Museum Center  through April 5 and the Cincinnati Preservation Renaissance on November 8 at the newly restored Marriott Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown. We hope to see you at both!

CPA is grateful for all you do to support Cincinnati’s unique and brilliant preservation history and future.

 Relocal sponsors: Margaret Valentine, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Jr. Haile / US Bank Foundation and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.

Fall Forum sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor                       

HGC Construction, Inc.


Lisa Sauer & John Moeller

Margaret & Michael Valentine


A Friend of CPA

Jenni McCauley

Maribeth & Martin Rahe

Anthony Woodward


Mary & Tom Croft

Eagle Realty Group

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Funky’s Catering

glaserworks Architecture + Urban Design  (glaserworks is lower case)

The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. /U.S. Bank Foundation

Mellott & Mellott PLL

Muller Architects, Inc.

H. C. Buck Niehoff

Uptown Rental Properties LLC/North American Properties


1919 Investment Counsel

Architects Plus

Denis Back

J. Leland & Hazeleen Brewester

Kit & H. Richard Duval

Gallagher SKS

Tim Jeckerking Architects

Klosterman Baking Co.

Manley Burke, LPA


Urban Sites

U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve

Cincinnati’s Preservation Renaissance Celebration

August 7th, 2014  |  Published in News

An Evening to Celebrate Cincinnati’s Preservation Renaissance

November 8th, Cocktails 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:30

Renaissance Downtown, Burnham Room C

Cincinnati Preservation Association is pleased to be hosting a grand opening dinner and party at the newly renovated Renaissance Downtown Hotel.  This exciting event will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 beginning with cocktails at 6:00 pm.  A gourmet dinner will follow at 7:30 PM.

The widespread enthusiasm for Cincinnati’s unique historic fabric is fueling new development and drawing people to the city.  It did not happen over night however, in fact, Cincinnati Preservation has been working to save and revitalize our landmarks for 50 years.  To celebrate this 50th anniversary of our founding we are celebrating with a dinner and party at the newly restored Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown.  We will be celebrating the opening of this beautiful hotel in the former Union Trust Company at the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets. This is a major success story for Cincinnati and we are delighted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in such high style.

For sponsorship information call 513-721-4506 Ext. 2  or to purchase tickets ($150 per person), click here:

Number of Tickets

Or call 513-721-4506 extension 2.

Note:  Tickets will be held at the door.

We will not sell tickets at the event.  Deadline for purchase is Wednesday afternoon.



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.