Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

The East Region Seedings & Summary
For the match-ups & bracket, click link below:
In the East Region:

1. Cincinnati Music Hall
Stats:
Location: 1241 Elm Street, Over the Rhine
Completed: 1878
Architect: Samuel Hannaford
A National Historic Landmark

Built for singing festivals and exhibitions, the High Victorian Gothic building is nearly unique in the United States.
2. Carew Tower – Netherland Plaza Hotel
Stats:
Location: West 5th & Vine Streets, Downtown
Completed: 1931
Architect: Walter Ahlschlager with Delano & Aldritch
A National Historic Landmark

The tallest building in Cincinnati, it is an Art Deco masterpiece with some of the finest interiors in the City.
3. Spring Grove Cemetery
Stats:
Location: 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Winton Place
Opened: 1845
Architect: Adolph Strauch - Grounds; James Keys Wilson - Carriage House (1867) & Historic Office (1863); Samuel Hannaford - Chapel (1880)
A National Historic Landmark

"Arguably the most beautiful of all American cemeteries" - Cincinnati Observed
4. Cincinnati Observatory
Stats:
Location: 3489 Observatory Place, Mt. Lookout
Completed: 1873
Architect: Samuel Hannaford
A National Historic Landmark

The oldest professional observatory in the United States.
5. Baum-Taft House
Stats:
Location: 316 Pike Street, Downtown
Completed: c. 1820
Architect: Debated
A National Historic Landmark

Now the Taft Museum, it is one of the earliest Federalist style homes in Ohio.
6. Showboat Majestic
Stats:
Location: Cincinnati Public Landing, Downtown
Completed: 1923
Architect: Unknown
A National Historic Landmark

One of only two remaining showboats in the United States
7. St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral
Stats:
Location: 325 West 8th Street, Downtown
Completed: 1845
Architect: Henry Walter
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

One of the finest Greek Revival churches in the United States.
8. Times Star Building
Stats:
Location: 800 Broadway Street, Downtown
Completed: 1933
Architect: Samuel Hannaford & Sons
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

One of the finest Art Deco skyscrapers in Cincinnati with carvings in the limestone fa├žade depicting printing & publishing.
9. "Oakwood" Henry Probasco House
Stats:
Location: 430 West Cliff Lane, Clifton
Completed: 1866
Architect: William Tinsley
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Considered the finest Norman Revival home in the Midwest.
10. Covenant First Presbyterian
Stats:
Location: 717 Elm Street, Downtown
Completed: 1875
Architect: William Walter
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

A fine example of English Gothic Revival in one of the finest settings.
11. Withrow High School
Stats:
Location: 2488 Madison Road, Evanston
Completed: 1919
Architect: Garber & Woodward
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

One of only a few individually listed schools on the National Register still in use for its original purpose
12. "Bishop's Place"
Stats:
Location: 429 Layfayete Avenue, Clifton
Completed: 1885
Architect: James McLaughlin

A wonderful and early Chateauesque style home
13. Ingalls Building
Stats:
Location: 6 East 4th Street, Downtown.
Completed: 1903
Architect: Elzner & Anderson
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The world’s first reinforced concrete skyscraper
14. George Hatch House
Stats:
Location: 830 Dayton Street
Completed: 1851
Architect: Isaiah Rogers
Located in the Dayton Street Historic District

Thought to be Isaiah Roger’s only remaining work in Cincinnati, it is one of the the finest Neo-Classical residences in the City and the largest home on Dayton Street.
15. Paul Brown Stadium
Stats:
Location: One Paul Brown Stadium
Completed: 2000
Architect: NBBJ

Number 101 on the AIA’s list of America’s 150 Favorite Buildings.
16. "Play-in" 1st Place
To be determined by voting beginning March 2.
Next: The West Region Seedings & Summary

1 comment:

Russell Smith said...

Thanks for putting Covenant-First in the running....it was great just to make the big dance....maybe next year, if we work on it, we'll get to the sweet sixteen.

BTW, if ever you'd like a tour of the inside, just let me know.
Russell Smith....pastor Covenant First Pres