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Preservation Par Excellence: Union Terminal Restored For Posterity

One of America’s most architecturally significant buildings will be reopening in November after a substantial $230 million restoration by GBBN Architects: Cincinnati’s Union Terminal.   Completed in 1933 at the height of the Great Depression, this Art Deco palatial masterpiece was dedicated to passenger railroad transportation and travel at a scale in size and exquisiteness, with […]

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Playing Footsie – Hot and Cold Site Negotiations with F. C. Cincinnati

In recent months, Cincinnatians have been witnessing discussions about Futbol Club Cincinnati’s (F.C. Cincinnati) interest in building a new soccer stadium at one of three sites: the West End (near Downtown); Oakley’s Cast-Fab site near I-71; Newport, Kentucky (“Ovation” site at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers).  This $200-250 million project will be […]

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Rethinking Cincinnati’s Fountain Place

One of America’s most important potential development properties is the current Downtown Macy’s Department Store’s and Tiffany & Co.’s site called Fountain Place {formerly Fountain Square West}, situated from Race to Vine Streets along Fifth Street. Located on the western edge of Fountain Square, it is in the heart of our city and across the […]


In Celebration of Civic Pride: Hotel Covington’s Amazing Creation

On the opposite Ohio River shore from The Queen City, Covington, Kentucky was established in 1815. Ever since its founding, Covington has lived in the shadow of earlier, larger, and more populated Cincinnati, Ohio – forever relegated, it would seem, in the supporting role as a suburb to its more sophisticated, cultural neighbor. In spite […]

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A Richardsonian Romanesque Treasure: The San Marco Apartment Building of East Walnut Hills

Traveling in our vehicles from Point A to Point B, we often take for granted some exceptional buildings in passing them by mindlessly.  One of these buildings deserving greater attention and much veneration is The San Marco Apartment Building at DeSales Corner on the southeast block at 1601 Madison Road and Woodburn Avenue in East […]

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Not As You Like It: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s New Otto M. Budig Theater

Situated at the southwest corner of Elm and 12th Streets on the recently renovated Washington Park, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new Otto M. Budig Theater is another important cultural/performing arts addition to the renaissance of Over-the-Rhine.  Across the street from the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (S.C.P.A.) and a few doors removed from […]

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A Jewel in the Queen’s Crown

On October 6, 2017, Music Hall, one of Cincinnati’s iconic treasures, will reopen to the public after extensive renovations for the past 18 months. Revered worldwide not only by musicians and performers but also patrons of the arts, our Queen City’s Music Hall was designed and built in 1877-1878 by locally renowned architect, Samuel Hannaford […]

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