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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamilton County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Hamilton County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hamilton County, OH (329) Butler County, OH (124) Clermont County, OH (120) Warren County, OH (138) Dearborn County, IN (51) Franklin County, IN (61) Boone County, KY (51) Campbell County, KY (44) Kenton County, KY (94)  HamiltonCounty(329) Hamilton County (329)  ButlerCounty(124) Butler County (124)  ClermontCounty(120) Clermont County (120)  WarrenCounty(138) Warren County (138)  DearbornCountyIndiana(51) Dearborn County (51)  FranklinCounty(61) Franklin County (61)  BooneCountyKentucky(51) Boone County (51)  CampbellCounty(44) Campbell County (44)  KentonCounty(94) Kenton County (94)
Cincinnati is the county seat for Hamilton County
Adjacent to Hamilton County, Ohio
      Butler County (124)  
      Clermont County (120)  
      Warren County (138)  
      Dearborn County, Indiana (51)  
      Franklin County, Indiana (61)  
      Boone County, Kentucky (51)  
      Campbell County, Kentucky (44)  
      Kenton County, Kentucky (94)  
 
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1Ohio, Hamilton County, Addyston — Addyston
On the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1891.Map (db m201208) HM
2Ohio, Hamilton County, Addyston — Honor Roll
Proudly we pay tribute to the members of our community who answered the call to the colors in World War IIMap (db m201206) HM
3Ohio, Hamilton County, Addyston — Korean War Memorial
In grateful tribute to those who faithfully served in the Korean War eraMap (db m201204) WM
4Ohio, Hamilton County, Addyston — Vietnam War Memorial
In grateful tribute to those who faithfully served in the Vietnam War eraMap (db m201207) WM
5Ohio, Hamilton County, Addyston — World War I Memorial
In honor and memory of World War I veteransMap (db m201205) WM
6Ohio, Hamilton County, Bevis, Colerain Township — 2 — Bevis — "The Darkest of All Nights" — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
In the twilight of July 13, 1863, flames from the New Baltimore bridge lit the northwest sky. Slow-moving columns of dusty cavalrymen approached Bevis crossroads from the shadows Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's Raiders quietly . . . Map (db m133650) HM
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7Ohio, Hamilton County, Blue Ash — 6 — Blue Ash — "You Can't Stop an Army" — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On the morning of July 14, 1863, John Craig Hunt and his ten-year-old son, Wilson, watched from their Blue Ash farmhouse as Confederate raiders led six horses from the barn. When the boy asked his father about his intentions, the father replied, . . . Map (db m108237) HM
8Ohio, Hamilton County, Camp Dennison — Camp Dennison Civil War Museum
Bldg. built by C. Waldschmidt 1804 Used as a guard house of the camp 1861-1865 Dedicated Sept. 6,1997 to the men and women who served in the War Between the States State Regent's projects of Mrs. James H. Woolslayer 1995 1998 Civil . . . Map (db m134235) HM
9Ohio, Hamilton County, Camp Dennison — 28-31 — Waldschmidt Cemetery — Camp Dennison, Ohio
Waldschmidt Cemetery is located on land purchased from former New Jersey judge and Congressman John Cleves Symmes in 1795 by Christian Waldschmidt, one of the first settlers in the Little Miami River Valley. Waldschmidt, from Lancaster, . . . Map (db m134918) HM
10Ohio, Hamilton County, Cheviot — Enoch Terry Carson — 1822 - 1899 — Citizen, Freemason, and Pioneer —
Enoch Terry Carson was born on this site of 100 acres in 1822, a grandson of Enoch Carson who was Cheviot’s first settler, in 1806, grandfather Enoch began a harvest days celebration which became the Green Township Harvest Home Fair currently . . . Map (db m158476) HM
11Ohio, Hamilton County, Cheviot — OHS 92- 31 — The Origins of Harvest Home
In 1804, Enoch (1764-1817) and Achsah (c.1767-1839) Carson and their seven children journeyed from New Jersey to Cincinnati. In 1805, they settled in the western hills in a large grove near Beech Flats, in what would become Green Township in 1809 . . . Map (db m158451) HM
12Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Albert Bettinger
Albert Bettinger of Cincinnati A.D. 1854 A.D. 1922 One of the pioneers of waterway improvements throughout the United States and an especially earnest and eloquent advocate of the canalization of the Ohio River He blazed the trail that those . . . Map (db m135214) HM
13Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Battery F, 136th Field Artillery, A.E.F.
In memory of the service of Battery F, 136th Field Artillery, A.E.F. Erected by the mothers.Map (db m78356) HM
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14Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — 26-31 — Cincinnati Union Terminal
The Cincinnati Union Terminal opened in March 1933 and integrated rail travel in the city, which previously operated from five separate passenger terminals. Built when rail travel was already in decline, Union Terminal stopped operating as a . . . Map (db m23939) HM
15Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Donald A Spencer Overlook
As a founding member of the Friends of Cincinnati Parks, Donald Spencer worked tirelessly through the decades to secure funding to sustain and beautify our beloved parks. He is well known as a advocate of free and open access to one of this city's . . . Map (db m135212) HM
16Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — 88-31 — Inventor Obed Hussey Tests His Reaper, 1835
Mechanical reapers enabled farmers to harvest much more grain than they could by sickle or scythe. In June 1835, in a field 800 feet southeast of Mill Creek, inventor Obed Hussey (1791–1860) tested what he upheld as the first successful . . . Map (db m134914) HM
17Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — 27-31 — John James Audubon in Cincinnati
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, . . . Map (db m23935) HM
18Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — John L. Vance
John L. Vance Gallipolis, Ohio A.D. 1839 A.D. 1921 He served untiringly as president of the Ohio Valley Improvement Association for more then a quarter of a century and weary with the weight of the years he passed on, bequeathing to others . . . Map (db m135213) HM
19Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Ohio River Monument — A.D. 1670   A.D. 1929 — The Ohio Valley Improvement Association —
Plaque A “River Ohio so called by the Iroquois on account of its beauty- descended by Sieur Robert de la Salle.” Discovered by the French explorer LaSalle, about 1670 and claimed by him for Louis XIV of France. Seized by the . . . Map (db m135159) HM
20Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team
The first professional baseball team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, played their home games on this site in a ballpark called Union Grounds. The facility included a main grandstand (nicknamed the “Grand Duchess”), two wings of . . . Map (db m23937) HM
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21Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — 4-31 — The Church / The Founder
The Church Families of Salem settlement first held services in Francis McCormick's log home. When he gave land in 1817 for a church and public school, they built a log church on this site, later replacing it with a brick building. In 1863 the . . . Map (db m19922) HM
22Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — The History Behind the Mt. Adams Steps Pathway
Historic Arch and Ellipse Constructed circa 1853, the entrance of these steps includes a Classical Revival stone arch that leads to an elliptical plaza. The arched gateway was fabricated from Dayton hard limestone, quarried from Dayton, Ohio. . . . Map (db m187286) HM
23Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati — Tucker's Station — Outpost on the Ohio Frontier — Anthony Wayne campsite —
In the year 1792, Henry Tucker started clearing land and erecting a Station House on the old Indian Trace in what is now the village of Woodlawn. He had purchased the land from John Cleves Symmes for two dollars per acre. Fear of Indian Attack drove . . . Map (db m76291) HM
24Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Anderson Township — Blockhouse
500 feet west of this marker near the big spring is the site of the the blockhouse erected by Capt. Aaron Mercer in 1792 establishing Mercersburgh later known as Newtown. First settlement in Anderson TownshipMap (db m133278) HM
25Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — A Fierce Green Fire
"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf… We were eating lunch on a high rimrock, at the food of which a turbulent river elbowed its way. We saw what we thought was a doe fording the . . . Map (db m201145) HM
26Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — A Gift from the Jewish Community
The Garden of Peace is a gift to the people of Cincinnati from the Jewish community; in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel. This exhibit enables visitors to step back in time and relive history during the biblical period. . . . Map (db m201189) HM
27Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Blue-and-Yellow Macaw — Ara ararauna
How could you save a species? The Cincinnati Zoo led the effort to reintroduce the blue-and-yellow macaw to its home range on the island of Trinidad. Between 1999 and 2003, 31 birds were imported from Guyana and released in . . . Map (db m201192) HM
28Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Blue-Throated Macaw — Ara glaucogularis
Have you ever made a discovery? The Blue-throated Macaw was once thought to be extinct. A population of about 50 birds was rediscovered living in palm tree groves on the savannas of Bolivia. Conservation programs have worked to . . . Map (db m201191) HM
29Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Breeding Steller's Sea Eagles at the Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo is one of few U.S. zoos to successfully breed Steller's sea eagles. We have produced over a dozen chicks in cooperation with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program that works to maintain . . . Map (db m201133) HM
30Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Bronze Age — (circa 3,100 - 1,200 BCE)
This period is marked by an increased use of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, and greater urbanization, as larger city-states grew, surrounded by fortified walls. The economy was mainly agricultural, with the appearance of olives used for oil . . . Map (db m201177) HM
31Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Bronze Age — (circa 3,100 - 1,200 BCE)
People became more urbanized, built fortified towns, and developed the skill to mix tin with copper to an alloy called bronze, which they used to make tools and weapons. [Captions:] Bronze Axes and Arrow Heads Ceramic . . . Map (db m201186) HM
32Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Byzantine Period — (circa 324 - 640 CE)
The Byzantine Period was a time of relative peace, during which the Christian populations were consolidated and Christian institutions were established in the Holy Land. The man responsible was Emperor Constantine, who converted to Christianity . . . Map (db m201171) HM
33Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Byzantine Period — (circa 324 - 640 CE)
The region under the authority of the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of Western Empire. [Captions:] Stone beam from a synagogue at Capernaum Gold Ring - The design is though to represent the Church of the Holy . . . Map (db m201180) HM
34Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Centuries of Wildlife in Ohio
Over the past two centuries, Ohio's forests and wildlife have endured a roller coaster ride of decline and recovery. 1800s: When Ohio became a state in 1803, more than 95% of its land was covered with forest teeming with wildlife . . . Map (db m201151) HM
35Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Chalcolithic Age — (circa 4,300 - 3,150 BCE)
Metalwork technology progressed with the smelting of copper-bearing stones. Besides using copper for more efficient tools and utensils, people also made copper objects that appear to have religious significance, like crowns and maces. Trade with . . . Map (db m201178) HM
36Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Chalcolithic Age — (circa 4,300 - 3,150 BCE)
Although stone tools were still used, copper tools were introduced during this period, indicating the beginning of metalworking technology. [Captions:] Ceramic bowl which was used as a utensil to store food. Copper Tools . . . Map (db m201187) HM
37Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Garden of Peace
The rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the Middle East is one of the great foundations of western civilization and world history in general. This garden enables us to better understand our diverse cultural heritage and its relationship with . . . Map (db m201154) HM
38Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Gray Fox — Urocyon cinereoargenteus
A woodland animal, the well camouflaged gray fox is the only member of the canid family that can climb trees and sun itself, although it's typically nocturnal. The gray fox has a distinctive bark and will also squeal and grunt. Following . . . Map (db m201152) HM
39Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Healthy Oceans = Healthy Penguins & People
African penguins, whose populations have declined by 97% over the last 100 years, and people both rely on healthy oceans for food, oxygen, stable weather patterns, and more. We can protect our oceans through the choices we make in our daily . . . Map (db m201142) HM
40Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Hellenistic Peirod — (circa 332 - 37 BCE)
Alexander the Great conquered the Holy Land in 332 BCE and extended Greek culture to the region. after his death, Judah became embroiled in the struggle between Ptolomies and the Seleucids; eventually coming under the control of the Seleucids, . . . Map (db m201173) HM
41Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Hellenistic Period — (332 - 37 BCE)
After Alexander the Great conquered the Holy Land Hellenism, or Greek culture, dominated the region. [Captions:] Bronze and Gold Coins - These coins from the time of Mattathias Antigonus depict a 7-branched candelabra. It . . . Map (db m201183) HM
42Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Iron Age — (circa 1,200-586 BCE)
This period takes its name from the metallurgic advances that led to the smelting of iron. The Egyptian influenced Canaanite cultures declined, replaced by the Israelites, the "Sea peoples" or Philistines, and the Phoenicians who lived along the . . . Map (db m201176) HM
43Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Iron Age — (circa 1,200-586 BCE)
The development of an alphabet led to more widespread literacy, and new metallurgic technology made iron the predominant metal used for implements and weapons. [Captions:] Iron Tools - Plowshare and 2-headed plow used in . . . Map (db m201185) HM
44Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Koi — (Common Carp) — Cyprinus carpio
As man domesticated dogs from the wolf, Japanese farmers cultivated koi from the common carp. Bred for their striking colors, koi are cherished and considered lucky in Asian culture. More recently, keeping koi in home . . . Map (db m201138) HM
45Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Meet AP063
On March 8, 2019, a Ranger with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) spotted a juvenile African penguin with a hard, plastic ring around its head. This curious young bird likely saw the ring floating at . . . Map (db m201141) HM
46Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Mexican Wolf — Canis lupus baileyi
The Mexican wolf was exterminated from the wild by 1980. Reintroduction efforts organized through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican Wolf Recovery Program are returning Mexican wolves to their former range in Arizona and New Mexico. . . . Map (db m201143) HM
47Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Omayyad or Early Arab Period — (circa 650-750 CE)
The Arabs took control of the Holy Land in 634 CE, two years after the death of Mohammed. Born in Mecca in 570 CE, he became the most powerful leader in Arabia, enforcing the principles of Islam as the foundation of the Islamic Empire. Mohammed . . . Map (db m201170) HM
48Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Omayyad or Early Arab Period — (circa 640-750 CE)
The Byzantine forces lost control of the area to the conquering Arabs from the Deserts of Arabia under Caliph Umar. [Captions:] Ceramic Oil Lamp - The shape is similar to oil lamps during the Byzantine period; however, the . . . Map (db m201179) HM
49Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Paraquet Memorial
This memorial, sponsored by the Langdon Club, is dedicated to "Martha" September 1, 1914, the last passenger pigeon, and "Inca" February 21, 1918 the last known Carolina paraquet and all extinct species. This building was home to "Martha" and "Inca" . . . Map (db m201198) HM
50Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Persian Period — (circa 586 - 322 BCE)
King Cyrus of Persia defeated the Babylonians, allowing religious freedom and the return of the exiles. Some Jews returned, with the Jewish population of Palestine concentrated in Jerusalem. Many Jews did not return, and this marked the . . . Map (db m201174) HM
51Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Persian Period — (circa 586 - 322 BCE)
King of Cyrus of Persia conquered the area of Babylonia and set up a policy of religious tolerance. [Captions:] Gold Jewelry - Gold pennants, "The Star of Ishtar". An eight pointed star found at Tel-et Ajjul and the fertility . . . Map (db m201184) HM
52Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Returning Andean Condors to the Wild
Since 1989, the Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' Andean Condor Species Survival Plan (SSP) to bolster endangered Andean condor populations in South America through captive breeding and reintroduction. To . . . Map (db m201132) HM
53Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Roman Period — (37 BCE - 324 BCE)
The Romans controlled the region initially through the leadership of Herod the Great, who was born in the Holy Land, converted to Judaism, fled to Rome, and then returned to govern the region. He made a deep impact on the country with his grand . . . Map (db m201172) HM
54Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Roman Period — (37 BCE - 324 CE)
Herod the Great conquered Jerusalem and with the help of the Roman armies took control of the whole region, bringing these lands and peoples under the authority of Rome. [Captions:] Mosaic of Bird - This is a representation . . . Map (db m201181) HM
55Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Salmon-Crested Cockatoo — Cacatua moluccensis
Cockatoos are noisy, flocking parrots characterized by a large, feathered head crest that they raise in alarm or excitement. Their strong, curved bills are used to crack nut and seeds, strip bark from trees to uncover insects, and tear up fruit. . . . Map (db m201153) HM
56Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Saving Our National Symbol
"The uplifting message of the return of the eagle is that we can rescue endangered species. May the bald eagle's strength, grace and tenacity inspire us to make the effort.Map (db m201137) HM
57Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Saving Species Through Science — Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife
Evaluating two decades of seeds, spores, and tissues in CREW's CryoBioBank: Cryostorage as a tool for ex situ conservation in botanical gardens. In 2012, CREW scientists performed the first polar bear artificial insemination at the Seneca . . . Map (db m201193) HM
58Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — Sol A. Stephan — 1937
Since 1875 guardian of these zoological gardensMap (db m201135) HM
59Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — The Aqueduct — אקוודוקט
Aqueducts carry water great distances to areas that do not have their own water supply. Middle Eastern cultures have used them since at least the 10th Century BCE (Before the Common Era). Early aqueducts — some of which are still in use . . . Map (db m201156) HM
60Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — The Reptile House
Built in 1875, the Reptile House is the oldest existing zoo building in America. Once home to monkeys and apes, the building was converted into the Reptile House in 1951. The preservation of the building's original . . . Map (db m201134) HM
61Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — The River Otter's Return — Conservation Highlights
River otters are native to Ohio and are becoming common throughout the state and the Midwest once again. Thanks to conservation efforts, river otters have recovered from their disappearance in the early 1900s. They continue to spread . . . Map (db m201149) HM
62Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — The Sukkah
During the holiday of Sukkot (sometimes translated as "Tabernacles" or "Festival of the Booths"), the Jewish people remember how their ancestors wandered in the desert for forty years after being driven out of Europe. The Sukkah, or booth, is . . . Map (db m201188) HM
63Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Avondale — The Waterwheel
The waterwheel was the first tool used to harness a power source other than animals. The design is simple: water flows from a stream or reservoir against the wide paddles of a wheel. The wheel's rotating axle may turn machinery, a mill . . . Map (db m201155) HM
64Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Bond Hill — 82-31 — St. Aloysius Orphanage
Fr. John Henni founded St. Aloysius Orphanage in 1837 to care for German-speaking Catholic children who were left abandoned by the cholera epidemics of the 1830s. The orphanage has occupied its main building since 1856. All of the orphanage’s other . . . Map (db m169831) HM
65Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Camp Washington — Camp Washington World War Memorial
Dedicated by the citizens of Camp Washington to those of their number who offered their lives in defense of humanity in the World War 1917 - 1918Map (db m184501) WM
66Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Camp Washington — 59-31 — First Glass Door Oven
The first full-size glass door oven was invented and manufactured here by Ernst H. Huenefeld of The Huenefeld Company in 1909. Specially designed and patented sheet metal frames in the door allowed for expansion and contraction of the glass. The . . . Map (db m24830) HM
67Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Carthage — Flagpole History
1858-1868, The flagpole was believed to be erected at the Avenue House, a local hotel and tavern, at the NW corner of what is now Seymour (2nd St.) and Vine (Hamilton St.). It was founded in 1858 by a German immigrant, H.H. Lammers. 1969, . . . Map (db m187380) HM
68Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Carthage — 73-31 — Walter Scott, Christian Pioneer
The Society of the Disciples in Carthage (Carthage Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) was organized under the teaching of Pioneer Evangelist Walter Scott in 1832. He is recognized as one of the four primary leaders of the Stone-Campbell . . . Map (db m169843) HM
69Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Carthage — White's Station
Here, at the third crossing of Mill Creek, Jacob White, in 1790, built a stockaded settlement consisting of six cabins and a blockhouse. White’s Station was one of several walled settlements which guarded the approaches of Cincinnati and . . . Map (db m76218) HM
70Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — "Lincoln - The Man" — Lytle Park Series
Former President Taft was to return to Lytle Park on March 31, 1917 to preside at the unveiling of the statue “Lincoln - the Man,” a gift of the Charles P. Tafts. The statue, executed at a cost of $100,000 by Sculptor George Grey . . . Map (db m24921) HM
71Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — "Mike" Mullen — Lytle Park Series
It was Michael Mullen, a kindly councilman from the old Eighth Ward for 34 years, whose efforts brought about Lytle Park. After his death in 1921, funds were collected for a new “memorial” bandstand replacing the park's original one. . . . Map (db m24923) HM
72Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 1 West Vine Street
This stone column is from a building that stood at this location in the 1840s. The building was at the corner of Water Street and Vine Street. A series of different businesses occupied the site over the years. The Simmons Milling Company was in . . . Map (db m136167) HM
73Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 12-31 — 1749 French Claims to Ohio River Valley
Side A: In 1749, the French in North America perceived a threat by British expansion west of the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River Valley and beyond. The French commander, Pierre Joseph Celeron, sieur de Blainville, with 250 men, left . . . Map (db m24610) HM
74Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — A Beginning . . . — Lytle Park Series
The “Little Wilderness” of the 1700's became Lytle Square in 1809 and the setting for this brick mansion of General William H. Lytle, first Surveyor-General of the Northwest Territory and the State of Ohio. The home was razed in 1907. . . . Map (db m24884) HM
75Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point
Welcome to a spectacular recreational area created as a gift from the people of Cincinnati to the people of Cincinnati in honor of the city's Bicentennial in 1988. Originally, this land was an untouched tree-covered bank along a . . . Map (db m25597) HM
76Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Bottoms
A Neighborhood That No Longer Exists Cincinnati is a city of neighborhoods. One of them is very, very special—because it is no longer there. The Bottoms: a dense urban neighborhood full of churches, full of people. It ran from the River . . . Map (db m24995) HM
77Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 95-31 — Christ Church Cathedral
In 1817 twenty-two men, including future President William Henry Harrison, chartered Cincinnati's first Episcopal parish, Christ Church. In 1835 members erected a Gothic Revival-style church on this site. The neighborhood evolved as the city grew . . . Map (db m171626) HM
78Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Church of Saint Francis Xavier
Church of Saint Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish founded 1819 This building erected 1859-1861 Registered historic landmarkMap (db m187041) HM
79Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building built in 1930 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1995Map (db m201200) HM
80Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Cincinnati Fire Fighters
In Memory of the Cincinnati Fire Fighters who died in the line of duty serving in the first paid professional fire department in the United StatesMap (db m24087) HM
81Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Cincinnati Gymnasium and Athletic Club
has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service United States Department of Interior Feb. 17, 1983Map (db m187802) HM
82Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 54-31 — Cincinnati Reds
The 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings made history not only as the most dominant baseball club of its time, but also as the first band of professional ballplayers. Cincinnati's decision to pay players proved to be a success, and other cities soon began . . . Map (db m172448) HM
83Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 19-31 — Cincinnati Riots of 1884 / Sheriff Morton Lytle Hawkins — Reported missing
Cincinnati Riots of 1884 In March 1884, public confidence of Cincinnati law enforcement was extremely low. The public believed that murderers and other serious offenders were not brought to justice promptly or received little punishment. Civil . . . Map (db m168206) HM
84Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Cincinnati's First Playground — Lytle Park Series
For many years, Lytle Park echoed the shrieks and laughter of Cincinnati's children. It was dedicated as the city's first public playground, a respite for already crowded inner-city dwellers, on the sunny afternoon of July 6, 1907. The Lytle estate . . . Map (db m24907) HM
85Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 22-31 — Cincinnati's German Heritage
Side A: Cincinnati, along with Milwaukee and St. Louis, is one of the three corners of the "German Triangle," so-called for its historically high concentration of German-American residents. During the 19th century, Cincinnati was both a . . . Map (db m24615) HM
86Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial
In honor of the United States Marine Corps and the Marines of Hamilton County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War [Roll of Honored Dead] Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts XVIII Co., V. Reg., U.S. Marines Defensive Sector • . . . Map (db m25068) WM
87Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Covenant - First Presbyterian Church
Dedication of Sanctuary - April 11, 1875 (Second Presbyterian Church Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1973 Sanctuary Rededicated - April 11, 1975Map (db m201202) HM
88Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 38-31 — Elizabeth Blackwell
Born in Bristol, England, Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), moved to Cincinnati in 1838. Blackwell applied to several medical schools before being accepted to Geneva Medical College in New York. In 1849, she received a medical degree, becoming the . . . Map (db m24085) HM
89Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Emery and Kroger Historic Foundation Walls
These foundation walls date from at least the 1840s and represent the foundations of two global corporations which are also local icons. In the early years of the City, this site was occupied by a number of small buildings until the arrival . . . Map (db m143775) HM
90Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Ernie Lombardi — Catcher 1932-41 — Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
Even more legendary than Ernie Lombardi's pronounced profile were his blistering line drives. Using an interlocking grip and one of the league's heaviest bats, the Crosley-era catcher hit better than .300 seven times for the Reds and remains the . . . Map (db m52828) HM
91Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Famous Lytle Neighbors — Lytle Park Series
Dr. Daniel Drake (1785-1852), the city's most famous physician- surgeon and founder of the Ohio Medical College, made his home on nearby Third Street. He was an outstanding author, historian and scientist. Dr. Richard Allison . . . Map (db m24877) HM
92Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — 5-31 — First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870
Side A: First National Correctional Congress On this site in October, 1870 a group of enlightened individuals dedicated to the reformation and improvement of penal systems met. This first Congress of the National Prison Association, now known . . . Map (db m23944) HM
93Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Fort Washington — 1789 - 1808
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94Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Fort Washington — Lytle Park Series
Southwest of Lytle was Fort Washington, built in 1789 and 1790 and named for President George Washington. The fort protected settlers in the new Ohio country from Indian attacks. It became the base headquarters for the Indian campaigns of Generals . . . Map (db m24891) HM
95Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Fort Washington
The ground on which this building stands formed part of the Fort Washington Reservation — 1789 —— 1808 — This reservation was bounded on the north by Fourth Street, on the east by Ludlow Street, on . . . Map (db m43124) HM
96Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Fort Washington Powder Magazine
Beneath this building lies the powder magazine of Fort Washington, the major military outpost of the United States in the Northwest Territory, 1789-1808. The magazine was uncovered in October, 1952 when footers were being excavated. It is the only . . . Map (db m24948) HM
97Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Frank Robinson — Outfielder 1956-65 — Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
Playing with unparalleled intensity, Frank Robinson quickly earned a reputation for challenging pitchers, crowding the plate and charging hard around the bases. He spent the first half of his career in Cincinnati, where his powerful swing produced . . . Map (db m52825) HM
98Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Fuldner Mortuary
In 1845, Jacob Fuldner and Samuel Cobb established an undertaker's shop at 143 Sycamore Street. His son William F. and grandchildren William L., Howard F. and Mary E. carried on the family business until 1977 when it was merged with Schaefer & . . . Map (db m24310) HM
99Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Greek Revival Architecture Example
Built in the 1820's as a residence, this example of Greek Revival Architecture is a contributing element to the West Fourth Street National Register Historic District. The building also housed several businesses, including a homeopathic pharmacy, . . . Map (db m98106) HM
100Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — Joe Nuxhall — Pitcher 1944, 1952-60, 1962-66 — Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
With a wartime player shortage affecting rosters throughout baseball, Joe Nuxhall got the chance of a lifetime. At 15 years, 10 months and 11 days old, the high-school hurler took the mound for the Reds at Crosley Field and became the youngest . . . Map (db m52826) HM

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Feb. 6, 2023