Deqah Hussein-Wetzel Joins CPA as Researcher of Sites of Black History

Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) is pleased to welcome Deqah Hussein-Wetzel as our part time historic preservation researcher. Deqah is a first-generation Somali-American originally from Erie, PA. After receiving a degree in in urban planning from the University of Cincinnati, she joined AmeriCorps and then went on to study at the University of Oregon where she …

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Eckstein School: A Vital Site of Black History in Glendale

Cincinnati Preservation Association Purchases Endangered School! Eckstein School – Glendale, Ohio Update 9/21/2021: Cincinnati Preservation Association Announces Agreement to Purchase the Eckstein School. Read the Press Advisory Eckstein School Agreement to Purchase. “The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to hear that the Cincinnati Preservation Association has acquired the Eckstein School to protect and …

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Owl's Nest Park pavilion by Elzner & Anderson

Proposed Demolition of Owl’s Nest Park Pavilion

This pavilion in Owl’s Nest Park was designed by the locally prominent firm of Elzner & Anderson and dedicated in 1933. It is located on the edges of Evanston, East Walnut Hills and the O’Bryonville business district, diverse communities that literally come together in this public greenspace. The historic building makes an imposing visual statement …

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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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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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