Cincinnati Preservation Association to Restore Gardens at Crosley Estate with Support from the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation

December 24th, 2012  |  Published in Announcements

The Cincinnati Preservation Association is delighted to announce a major grant from the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation for the restoration of the gardens at Pinecroft, the estate of Powell Crosley, Jr. CPA received the house and 18 acre site as a gift from Mercy Health in 2011.

Since that time we have opened the site as a venue for weddings, social events, and business meetings. The house and gardens were designed in 1928 by Dwight James Baum. The original planting plans and period photographs are available and will enable a highly accurate reconstruction of the Italian Lawn Garden and an adjacent flower garden. “The restored gardens will add a great deal to the visitor experience and will reestablish important design relationships Baum created at the site”, noted Paul Muller, CPA’s executive director. Work is expected to begin in January 2013. Pinecroft, already a popular site for weddings and business meetings, will now offer the CPA the opportunity to present the landscape and house as a unified design concept. The incorporation of cultural historic landscapes into CPA’s work is a direct outgrowth of our 2011 Fall Forum theme and lecture by Charles Birnbaum of the Cultural Landscapes Foundation.

Cincinnati Preservation Association is grateful to all of the members, partners and supporters who have made 2012 a year of new initiatives and new directions for preservation. We are especially grateful to the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation for the $300,000 grant supporting the garden restoration!

Historic photographs and landscape plans will guide the restoration of walkways, steps and plantings.

About The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation:
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. The Foundation concentrates its efforts and resources in those areas about which the Hailes were most passionate: education, arts and culture, community development, and human services. The Foundation also recognizes the relationship the Hailes had with U.S. Bank through its U.S. Bank Legacy initiative. All of the Foundation’s work is intended to have the largest impact possible as the Foundation, in collaboration with the region’s stakeholders, helps lead the way to a strong and vibrant community.

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