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

Lytle Park

Lytle Park Series

 
 
Lytle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Lytle Park Marker
Inscription.
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. Touch 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.
Lytle Park Diagram Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Lytle Park Diagram Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkEntertainmentMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Lytle Park Markers
Lytle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
4. Lytle Park Marker
Lytle Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. Lytle Park Markers
Lightpoles from the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ballpark are in distance.
May Day Photo on Lytle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. May Day Photo on Lytle Park Marker
Lytle Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
7. Lytle Park Sign
Lytle Park, Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
8. Lytle Park, Looking Northeast
Abraham Lincoln Statue in Lytle Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
9. Abraham Lincoln Statue in Lytle Park
Lytle Park Bicentennial Flag Display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
10. Lytle Park Bicentennial Flag Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   10. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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