About Cincinnati Preservation Association




Cincinnati Preservation Association empowers and educates people to value, preserve, and save Greater Cincinnati’s historic buildings, communities, landscapes, and stories.





Cincinnati Preservation Association envisions a Greater Cincinnati that champions historic preservation as the foundation of our cultural, political, economic, and environmental identity.



Who We Are

Cincinnati Preservation Association serves the Greater Cincinnati community as the recognized resource and catalyst for the preservation of historic cultural resources. We accomplish this through education, outreach and advocacy.




Core Values 

We value people

We believe in a people-centered preservation movement that nurtures a resilient, vibrant and sustainable community. We work to elevate the human experience through our historic resources to connect us with our past, present and future.


We value diversity, equity and inclusion

We believe that all history is important and should be respected. We provide an environment where diverse viewpoints, histories and voices shape a more equitable preservation movement and a better collective future.


We value collaboration

We believe that connections, partnerships and engagement with a wide range of voices create a strong and cohesive impact. We build bridges that empower people from diverse backgrounds to collectively strengthen our organization and region.


We value excellence

We believe in providing exceptional professional work done with integrity, mutual respect and accountability. We are responsible stewards of the time, talent and resources that are provided to our organization. We use this support in a strategic and innovative way to create a more agile and effective organization.




Cincinnati Preservation Association is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization 


CPA is a proud member of the National Trust for Historic Preservationthe leading the movement to save places where our history happened.

CPA is a proud member of Heritage Ohio. As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.

CPA is a proud member of the National Preservation Partners Network, which advances the growth and effectiveness of the organized preservation movement through communication, education, training, and a common advocacy agenda.


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