As you’ve probably noticed from reading my blog, I am a huge fan of urban housing, walkable cities, and public transportation. I don’t live in Over-the-Rhine anymore but I loved my time down there and I think the home ownership opportunities in the area are super cool. Not to mention all the hip restaurants and shops.
So when I received a press release earlier this week about a preservation program being offered by the Over the Rhine Foundation and The Cincinnati Preservation Association, I thought I would pass along the details.
Here’s the deal people, Cincinnati possesses one of the nation’s most significant historic districts – a unique collection of architecture that is larger than New Orleans’ French Quarter or Charleston’s Historic District. The bad news is that we are demolishing it at an alarming rate. Often overlooked by native Cincinnatians, in 2006 Over-the-Rhine was named one of the nation’s “Eleven Most Endangered Historic Resources” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. That is crazy!!
The Cincinnati Preservation Association estimates that OTR is only 4 demolitions away from passing the 50% destrucion mark in its historic fabric. This event is a presentation of the potential, the problems, and the solutions.
When: August 20th at 5:30 pm
Where: Memorial Hall- 1219 Elm Street
Cost: $5 donation suggested- drinks will be provided
All proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Preservation Association and the Over-the-Rhine Foundation