Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Originally called Mt. Ida, Mt. Adams was a significant section of the Nicholas Longworth Vineyard, which developed the Catawba grape from which America's first champagne was produced. The name was changed to Mt. Adams in 1843 to honor President John Quincy Adams who visited here to dedicate the Cincinnati Observatory. In mid-19th century Mt. Adams became the home of German and Irish immigrants. Following examples of earlier vintner cottages, they built homes conforming to the steep topography with wood and stone from local quarries. Many homes had a garden, vineyard, spring and smokehouse. Archbishop Purcell established Immaculata Church (1859) for the German speaking population. The Irish attended Holy Cross Monastery (1873) and Church (1895). Pilgrim Chapel, a Presbyterian preaching station was built in 1886. Numerous beer gardens and amusement places including the famous Highland House (1875) and the Pyrotechnic Gardens (1850) were built. Residents and visitors traveled to and from downtown via the Mt. Adams Incline (1874-1948). With the addition of Rookwood Pottery (1892), Sterling Cut Glass (1902) and the nearby Art Museum (1881) and Academy (1869) many artists chose to reside here.
Topography, architecture and history combine to give Mt. Adams a unique atmosphere and focus among Cincinnati's legendary hills and neighborhoods.
January 25, 2018
1. Mt. Adams Marker. Skyline silhouette by Carolyn Von Stein.
by the Mt. Adams Preservation Association, a committee of the Mt. Adams Civic Association. A.D. MCMLXXXII
January 19, 2018
2. Mt. Adams Marker.
Erected 1982 by Mt. Adams Preservation Association.
Location. 39° 6.422′ N, 84° 29.992′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Celestial Street and Ida Street on Celestial Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata), (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mt. Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ida Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert S. Duncanson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Taft Museum of Art (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (approx. half a mile away); Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Categories. • Architecture • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
January 19, 2018
3. Mt. Adams Marker
4. Mt. Adams, showing Incline and Famous Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, O.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. 4. submitted on January 28, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.