Six area properties recommended for National Register

Six historic Cincinnati-area properties have been recommended the National Register of Historic Places by the Ohio Historic Site Advisory Board on Friday.
  • Cheviot Fieldhouse at 3729 Robb Avenue, completed in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project.  Built in the Art Deco style, it is being recognized as a reflection of the early 20th century idea that exercise, recreation and other leisure pursuits could help foster good citizenship.
  • Hyde Park Methodist Episcopal Church at 1345 Grace Avenue, completed in 1927.  It was nominated for its local architectural significance as an early 20th century Collegiate Gothic style church building whose design reflected the growth of the "community church" idea among mainline Protestant groups of the era.
  • The Nurre-Royston House at 4330 Errun Lane in St. Bernard, built circa 1855.  Pre-dating the city's incorporation, the house is being recognized for its association with the Nurre family, who helped develop St. Bernard into a residential and industrial suburb.
  • Pinecroft at 2336 Kipling Avenue, completed in 1928.  The Tudor Revival estate was nominated for its association with inventor, industrialist and entrepreneur Powel Crosley, Jr.
  • The Sedamsville River Road Historic District, roughly spanning 2449-2748 River Road, 309-317 Mt. Hope Avenue, and 604 Mount Echo Road.  The district is being recognized for being one of the area's most important land, water and rail transportation corridors and for being settled by German, Irish, and other immigrants.
  • The Ahimaaz King House at 1720 E King Avenue in Kings Mills, built circa 1885.  The Italianate home was the first built in a company town surrounding the King Powder Company and Peters Cartridge Company, which were among the largest manufacturing establishments of their kind in their day.

The recommendations will be sent to state historic preservation officer William K. Laidlaw, Jr., who will forward the nominations to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for consideration.

Writer: Kevin LeMaster
Source: Margo Warminski, Cincinnati Preservation Association




Photography by Scott Beseler

Hyde Park Methodist Episcopal Church

Nurre-Royston House


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