Sites, Buildings and Places

Ohio Earthworks (part II)

Exceptional Sites of Cultural Preservation and Architecture Read Ohio Earthworks Part I photo courtesy earthworks.site by Sean Chaney Cincinnati Earthworks  Like many other places throughout Ohio in addition to the ones mentioned above, Cincinnati once had Earthworks spread over the basin including at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers and Deer Creek. The …

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Ohio Earthworks (part I)

Exceptional Sites of Cultural Preservation and Architecture Read Ohio Earthworks Part II Image of Mound City courtesy of John Hancock via the Ohio History Connection Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Not far outside Cincinnati sits monumental masterpieces of landscape architecture built between 2,000 and 1,600 years ago along the central tributaries of the Ohio River. Collectively known …

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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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