historic preservation

WVXU - Ann Thompson

 

  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.

Preserving while developing in Walnut Hills

Oct 24, 2014
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

With revitalization already underway in Over-the-Rhine, many people are looking for opportunities in other, nearby neighborhoods.  But, there are those who don't want growth to come at the expense of history.

The Cincinnati Preservation Association commissioned a study to learn what buildings could be saved in Walnut Hills.  They hired Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics, a Washington D.C. consultant firm to survey the neighborhood.  Rypkema presented some of his findings at the annual Cincinnati Preservation Association's Fall Forum, Friday afternoon.

More than 17,000 votes have been counted and the results are in. Here are the Cincinnati Preservation Associations's top 50 historic buildings in Cincinnati.

Executive Director Paul Muller says more than 150 buildings were nominated.

The Delta Queen topped the list with 2302 votes followed by the Administration Building at God's Bible School & College with 1725 votes.

For 50 years, the Cincinnati Preservation Association has worked to identify and save some of the architectural and historic buildings in our city. In celebration of this anniversary, Paul Muller and Margo Warminski from the CPA join Jane Durrell to talk about the group’s mission, victories and focus for the future.

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