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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John James Audubon in Cincinnati

 
 
John James Audubon in Cincinnati Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. John James Audubon in Cincinnati Marker
Inscription.
The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History is part of Cincinnati Museum Center. The Western Museum Society, organized by Dr. Daniel Drake in 1818, preceded it. The Western Museum Society's collection was built around ornithology, fossil zoology, geology, and Native American artifacts. The Museum's first taxidermist, John James Audubon, was hired in the winter of 1819 to do taxidermy, build collections, and create exhibits. Audubon supplemented his income by drawing portraits, teaching art, and running his own drawing academy. During his brief stay in Cincinnati, Audubon created five paintings of local birds that were among the first contributions to his acclaimed Birds of North America. He left Cincinnati in 1820 to travel and finish his collection of drawings that would make him one of North America's most revered and famous nineteenth century artists.
 
Erected 2002 by Cincinnati Museum Center and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.624′ N, 84° 32.209′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Touch for map. Marker
John James Audubon in Cincinnati Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. John James Audubon in Cincinnati Marker
Cincinnati Union Terminal (now the Cincinnati Museum Center) in background.
is at the former incoming (northern) public transportation portal of Cincinnati Union Terminal, now the Cincinnati Museum Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati Union Terminal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurel-Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Betts House, 1804 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .  Birds of America. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicEducationEnvironmentNatural FeaturesNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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