Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hotel Metropole recommended for National Register

The Hotel Metropole, a 10-story Neoclassical style building at 609 Walnut Street, has been recommended for placement on the National Register of Historic Places by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board.

The recommendation will now be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for consideration.

A decision is expected in about 90 days.

Built in 1912 and enlarged in 1924, the Hotel Metropole was recommended for its association with the peak era of Downtown hotel development in 19th- and early 20th-century Cincinnati.

Most recently, the building has been used as single-resident occupancy and subsidized rental housing.

Also recommended by the board were the Born Capital Brewery Bottling Plant, Hayden Building, and the New Hayden Building in Columbus; and Groveport School in Groveport.

Image credit: Greater Cincinnati Memory Project