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 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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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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