Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lytle Park Series
Welcome to Lytle, the park that was rescued from 20th Century progress. Discovered by Cincinnati's first settlers in 1788 as wilderness, then a grove of peach trees, it became the grounds to an elegant estate and, later, the city's first public playground. In the 1960's this little park was to become an expressway....until Cincinnati cried out. In 1972, a restored Lytle Park became the first use of air rights over an expressway in Ohio. Because a lot of children who once played here, and many who came after them, would not let progress take the park.
These plaques are a gift of the Park Board Volunteers, a division of the Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, and other public-spirited citizens.
Erected by Park Board Volunteers, the Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, and Public-Spirited Citizens.
Location. 39° 6.036′ N, 84° 30.247′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Click for map. Marker is one of a series on a wall near the SSW corner of Lytle Park, about 250 feet SE of the intersection of East 4th Street and Ludlow Street. The markers are about 150 feet east of the Guilford Building, 421 East 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Famous Lytle Neighbors (here, next to this marker); A Beginning . . . (here, next to this marker); Lytle At Christmas (a few steps from this marker); Fort Washington (a few steps from this marker); The Taft Museum (a few steps from this marker); Cincinnati's First Playground (a few steps from this marker); President William Howard Taft (a few steps from this marker); "Lincoln - The Man" (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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