As NKY’s Oldest City, Newport Has Rich Architectural Heritage and Treasures Abound

by Margo Warminski, CPA Preservation Director originally published in Northern Kentucky Tribune   Newport is the oldest of Northern Kentucky’s river cities, with a rich history of buildings, their owners, their designers and their occupants. For too long, this legacy was neglected, if not scorned, by investors who wanted to make a quick profit from …

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Preservation Awards 2020

Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) honored 11 local preservation projects for outstanding accomplishments. The awards were announced during CPA’s annual meeting which this year was held online on Sunday, November 15. Seven preservation projects were honored with the CPA Rehabilitation Award. One project was honored with an Adaptive Reuse Award, one with a Craftsmanship Award and one …

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Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery: A Site of Intertwined Histories

text and photos by Maya Drozdz   Located on a small hill near Lunken Airport and maintained by the Cincinnati Parks Department, Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is the oldest graveyard in Hamilton County. It sits on a plot of land once occupied by Columbia Baptist Church, founded in 1790, just a few years after settlers landed …

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Historic Home and Underground Railroad Site Walking Tour of Ripley, OH

text and photos by Ripley Heritage, Inc. Originally published on RipleyOhio.net   Underground Railroad sites are indicated as UGRR A project of several years came to fruition in 1985 when Ripley’s historic district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The 55-acre historic district is believed to be the largest in Ohio for …

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