Friday, January 25, 2013

First CPA talk to examine City's pre-Civil War heritage

Cincinnati Preservation Association's (CPA) first program of 2013 will examine Cincinnati's pre-Civil War heritage, when the City was one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing cities the Industrial Revolution ever produced.

Tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. at the Carnegie Center, located at 3738 Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum, architect Dave Zelman will present "Antebellum Cincinnati: America's First Boomtown", detailing the remaining evidence of this important and vital time in Cincinnati history – much of which has been lost to progress, neglect, or the advance of time.

Admission is $5 for CPA members and $10 for guests. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling (513) 721-4506 or by e-mailing

Zelman, president of the Riverside Civic & Welfare Club and a CPA board member, previously has presented sold out talks for CPA on "Hidden Treasures of the West Side" and "Riverside: Cincinnati's Oldest Neighborhood".

He and his wife Pamela won a 2005 CPA Rehabilitation Award for their restoration of the Matthew McWilliams House (1840) on River Road.

Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Preservation Association

Previous reading on BC:
$300K Haile grant to restore gardens at historic Crosley estate (1/2/13)
CPA annual meeting, awards to highlight Zoo's stewardship initiatives (11/15/12)
Photos: Riverside's Wright houses (11/2/12)
September CPA tour to highlight West McMicken progress (8/21/12)
City staff wants design of western riverfront trail to proceed (8/3/12)