Sunday, March 2, 2008

Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

Play-in Game

So in order to give the five readers of this blog the opportunity to voice their opinion on what are the best buildings in Cincinnati, the final two spots in our field of 32 will be chosen by you.

The two top vote getters will move on to compete as the 16th seed in each region. YOU will be able to nominate buildings & structures as well by voting for "other" in the poll on the right and adding a comment to this post. Voting will take place until Wednesday, March 5, at 5:00 pm and the winners announced. In the case of a tie, I will select the winner.

Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket

Below are a few buildings I have selected for consideration but again, feel free to "write-in" a nomination by commenting on this post.

John S. Baker House - "Woodburn"
Location: 1887 Madison Road
Completed: 1854
Architect: James Keys Wilson
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.
Lombardy Building
Location: 318 – 326 West 4th Street
Completed: 1881
Architect: Samuel Hannaford
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the West Fouth Street Historic District

The first apartment building in Cincinnati.
Hamilton County Courthouse
Location: 1000 Main Street
Completed: 1919
Architect: Rankin, Kellogg & Crane

Ok, as the County Courthouse I just thought it should be included, plus it has some nice interiors
There are many buildings and structures to consider like the Ida Street Bridge, Rookwood Pottery, St. Francis De Sales, Gruen Watch Company - Time Hill, Alms & Doepke, Shillito Place . . .

The first four games of Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness see bracket) will be played beginning on March 6 and voting for a favorite in those games will end at 5:00 pm on March 8. This process will continue through the month of March until a sole winner is crowd on April 7 (which just happens to coincide with the NCAA National Championship Game).


steve-o said...

Didn't WH Taft live in the Lombardy when he was younger?

Dan said...

Yeah, the info I have said he lived there in 1883.

nicker66 said...

Dixie Terminal?

Dan said...

^ You certainly can vote for Dixie Terminal - Completed 1921, Designed by Garber & Woodward. I do not think much of the exterior (a little plain I think) but the interiors are some of the best public spaces in Cincinnati.