Monday, March 2, 2009

2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

Seedings & Summary

East Region

1. Cincinnati Music Hall
2008 Winner
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. Roebling Suspension Bridge
2008 Semi-Finalist
Stats:
Location: Bridge over Ohio River
Completed: 1867
Architect: John A. & Washington Roebling
A National Historic Landmark

Longest center span bridge in the world until completion of Brooklyn Bridge in 1883

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. City Hall
Stats:
Location: 800 Plum Street, Downtown
Completed: 1893
Architect: Samuel Hannaford
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

One of Cincinnati’s finest Richardsonian Romanesque style structures.

5. 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.

6. 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 in the City.

7. "Bishop's Place"
Stats:
Location: 429 Layfayete Avenue, Clifton
Completed: 1885
Architect: James McLaughlin

A wonderful and early Chateauesque style home

8. Withrow High School
Stats:
Location: 2488 Madison Road, Hyde Park
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

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. Proctor & Gamble World Headquarters Tower Building
First Year in Tournament
Stats:
Location: 5th Street, Downtown
Completed: 1985
Architect: Kohn Pederson & Fox
Quite possibly the finest Post-Modern building in Cincinnati.

11. St. Francis DeSales Church
First Year in Tournament
Stats:
Location: 1600 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills
Completed: 1879
Architect: Francis Himpler
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Woodburn - Madison Local Historic District

The anchor of the architecturally rich East Walnut Hills.

12. Paul Brown Stadium
Stats:
Location: One Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown
Completed: 2000
Architect: NBBJ

Number 101 on the AIA’s list of America’s 150 Favorite Buildings.

13. Proctor and Collier – Beau Brummell Building
First Year in Tournament
Stats:
Location: 440 East McMillan, Walnut Hills
Completed: 1921
Architect: Elzner & Anderson
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

A Teutonic Walnut Hills landmark.

14. Engine Company No. 20
First Year in Tournament
Stats:
Location: 1638 Chase Avenue, Northside
Completed: 1891
Architect: Charles Fox

One of the finest early fire stations in Cincinnati designed by Charles Fox.

15. 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.

16. Play-in Nomination
To be selected beginning tomorrow

Next: The West Region Seedings & Summary

1 comment:

Dave said...

Looks to be an exciting year! :)