Monday, February 25, 2008

The Road to March(itecture) Madness

Monday, February 25th

As we get closer to the announcement of the tournament bracket on March 1, we are following a few storylines and how they are impacting the selection committee.

Private Homes

This city really does have some fantastic buildings that are or were private residences. But the final bracket of 32 is probably is going to leave a number of potentially worthy candidates out of the post-season. All are currently jockeying for position and trying to stand out for the selection committee.

For instance, in East Walnut Hills we have two houses that think they deserve consideration:

The Fisher House - "The Swiss Chalet"
Location: 2214 Upland Place
Completed: 1892
Architect: Lucian Plympton
Style: Exotic Revival - Swiss Chalet
Located in the Upland Local Historic District

"One of Cincinnati's most unusual and influential dwellings." - Great Houses of the Queen City
John S. Baker House - "Woodburn"
Location: 1887 Madison Road
Completed: 1854
Architect: James Keys Wilson
Style: English Gothic Revival
Individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located in the East Walnut Hills Local Historic District

"The finest early Gothic Revival house in the Cincinnati area." - Great Houses of the Queen City
So will they make it in the tournament? Could they get enough votes to possibly sneak in through our "play-in game"? We shall see . . .

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