Thursday, December 3, 2009

CPA holiday trolley tours this Saturday

Cincinnati Preservation Association's (CPA) Architreks "Building Holidays Trolley Tour" takes place this Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Winding through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, the tour utilizes architectural sites and historical information on Cincinnati institutions to illustrate the history of America's holiday traditions, including Jewish and Christian holiday customs and the contributions of the many ethnic groups that made Cincinnati home.

The two-hour tour departs from the Vine Street side of Fountain Square and includes stops at the Gateway Quarter and Mercantile Library.

Seating is limited to 30 people per tour. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and include a complimentary souvenir.

Reservations can be made by contacting CPA at or by calling (513) 721-4506.

Photo courtesy of Architreks tour guide Dan Becker/Queen City Survey.