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House Tour Tickets On Sale Now

March 30th, 2015  |  Published in News

Cincinnati Preservation Association with 1919 Investment Counsel

 2015 Spring House Tour

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 CincinnatiHistoricHomes.com;

  • 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

First Light Night: Science in Cincinnati

March 11th, 2015  |  Published in News

Sunday, April 12, 7pm – 9pm

 First Light is a significant event for astronomers, being the first time they view through their new telescope. For the Cincinnati Observatory founder, Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, that was April 14, 1845. Tonight CPA and the Observatory celebrate  170 years as the Birthplace of American Astronomy!

Guest speaker is architect Paul Muller, Executive Director of  Cincinnati Preservation Association ”Scientific Innovations in Cincinnati: The Historic Buildings That Housed Them” Cincinnati was a hub of scientific innovation it the nineteen and early twentieth century. From Daniel Drake’s Medical College of Ohio and Children’s Hospital, to the Cincinnati Observatory, Cincinnatian’s were leading the nation by creating new institutions that advanced science and the welfare of the public. The historic buildings which supported these institutions are a record that teaches their history like no other method can duplicate. Paul’s presentation will be followed with guided tours of the two National Landmark observatories, astronomy Q&A and telescope viewing (weather permitting).

Reservations Required: $10 per person. $5 for Observatory & CPA members. Sign Up Online!   or  513-321-5186.

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.