Saturday, March 7, 2009

2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

Play-in Nomination Winners!

The following buildings were nominated or liked by the readers of Queen City Survey:
City Barn (on Vine)
Police Station No. 8
Schwartz Point
Corryville Branch Library
Ida Street Bridge
and Shillito Place were ‘seconded’ by another after my initial nomination.
And last year’s No. 6 seed, the George Hunt Pendleton House, was liked by one reader.

So from those along with my input the Play-in Winners are . . .
Corryville Branch Library & Shillito Place

Corryville Branch Library
Stats:
Location: 2802 Vine Street, Corryville
Completed: 1907
Architect: Edward L. Tilton

An eclectic neo-classical revival Carnegie Library with wonderful interiors but a personable scale.

Shillito Place
Formerly the John L. Shillito Company Department Store
Stats:
Location: 7th & Race Streets, Downtown
Completed: 1878
Architect: James McLaughlin
Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Race Street Historic District.

Modeled after le Bon Marche in Paris, it was considered the largest department store in the United States when built and is a predecessor of the large department stores of Chicago.

I actually was leaning toward Corryville Branch Library and the Cincinnati Athletic Club but the history of Shillito’s puts it over the top. If there was a field of 33, then the Athletic Club makes it in. GB - Sorry that the Pendleton House did not advance. It has a great site and history but it didn’t have enough to overcome the big boys.

To view the 2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket and see individual game summary and stats, click here.

Voting in Games 1 – 4 starts tomorrow!

1 comment:

faceforwords said...

No problem on not including that house.

It took me a minute to get the GB thing. And yay for not requiring logins!