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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CPA Statement on the Demolition of the Mount Auburn Cable Railway’s Powerhouse and Carbarn

  We are sad to note that an important piece of Cincinnati history is being lost today. The historic Mt. Auburn Cable Car Building at the corner of Dorchester St. and Highland Ave. will be demolished over the weekend. This emergency demolition is a result of a partial and severe collapse of the structure after …

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Preservation at Home: “Gina Ruffin Moore on Black History in Cincinnati”

On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 we welcomed author, Gina Ruffin Moore to our Virtual Speaker Series. Gina shared her years of research and depth of knowledge of Black History in Cincinnati. You can watch the full video below. About our guest: Gina Ruffin Moore is the author of “Cincinnati: The Black America Series” (Arcadia Publishing). …

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What Good Water’s Worth: A Visit to the Western Hills Pumping Station

text and photos by Phil Armstrong Originally published on PhilArmstrongArt. com   “The city of Cincinnati was one of the pioneers, in these United States, in securing ‘pure water’ for its inhabitants.”     -Bert L. Baldwin, The Rotarian (Nov. 1914) It was March, 1930. A special report filed to the City Manager by the General Superintendent …

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Cincinnati Preservation Revolving Fund

The Endangered Building Revolving Fund is an historic properties redevelopment program, commonly known as a revolving fund.  It is an active real estate-based program for protecting endangered properties using techniques such as: options, purchase/resale, easements and tax credits.    We utilize a range of methods from loans to support redevelopment of historic properties to direct …

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Cincinnati Observatory

Cincinnati Observatory: the Birthplace of American Astronomy

by Maya Drozdzphotos by Warren Lemay   The Cincinnati Observatory is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.”  It houses one of the oldest working telescopes in the world, was the first public observatory in the western hemisphere, and is now the oldest functioning observatory in the US. The main telescopes are an 11-inch Merz …

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