As the Cincinnati Preservation Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the organization's original mission to save Native American and early settlement sites has evolved to saving individual buildings and reviving entire neighborhoods.
Cincinnati’s Betts House, Ohio’s oldest brick home, invites parents and kids this summer to come by and enjoy the exhibit Build It!, allowing for hands on activities to introduce the concept of architecture to the next generation. Executive Director Dayle Deardurff joins Jane Durrell to discuss the exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture of Chicago, how it fits into the Betts House mission, and the house’s Family Fun Saturdays.
Founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth in Cincinnati, Rookwood Pottery was soon recognized for its beautiful and distinctive pieces worldwide. In 1902 Rookwood began creating architectural pottery, and its tiles and custom designs adorned thousands of private homes and public buildings, from Carew Tower to Grand Central Station.