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

Mt. Airy Forest

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places April 13, 2010

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 10, 2015
1. Mt. Airy Forest Marker
Inscription. Property for Mt. Airy Forest was first acquired in 1911. Its listing by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, shows the period of significance as 1911-1959 and notes the following:
* One of the nation's first city reforestation projects.
* Significant for its architecture and rustic design
* Noted for its employment of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), African-American laborers, who were stationed in the park.
* Significant for the craftsmanship of its buildings.
* Developed during the depression under Federal works programs.
* Significant for it landscape architecture and association with noted early 20th Century designer George Kessler and State Forester Edmund Secrest.
 
Location. 39° 10.783′ N, 84° 34.036′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Blue Spruce Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ludlow's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Manning Ferguson Force Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 2.5 miles away); Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling
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By Tom Bosse, July 10, 2015
2. Mt. Airy Forest Marker
(approx. 3.5 miles away); First Glass Door Oven (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. 3.9 miles away); Powhatan Beaty / Union Baptist Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. African AmericansHorticulture & Forestry
 
Mt. Airy Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 10, 2015
3. Mt. Airy Forest Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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