Bella Vista Historic District, Cincinnati

Bella Vista Historic District: A Quiet Lane of Jazz Age Homes in Bond Hill

by Alexis Liu Originally published on HistoricBellaVista.com   In 1926, Cincinnati developer Arthur R. Green began the development of an enclave of Tudor Revival homes across Reading Road from the Maketewah Country Club, in the neighborhood of Bond Hill. Acquiring the plot from the Snow & White subdivision, Green first advertised the new neighborhood as …

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Hebrew Union College

The Classically Informed Work of A. Lincoln Fechheimer

by Maya Drozdz   Abraham Lincoln Fechheimer was born in Cincinnati in 1876 into a prominent local Jewish family. His father Leopold Samuel, a German immigrant, was a successful wholesale clothier who had married Mary Hollstein of Lafayette, IN in 1868. Abraham, who preferred to go by Lincoln, was the third of four children.   …

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A Stroll through the Planned Community of Mariemont

by Maya Drozdz   Funded by local philanthropist Mary Emery and distinctive for its cohesive plan that incorporates town planning, architectural and landscape design, the Village of Mariemont, approximately 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, is an outstanding example of a garden city. The work of preeminent and pioneering American planner and landscape architect John …

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