Thursday, May 23, 2013

Betts Longworth walking tours come back Saturday

The guided walking tour of Cincinnati's Betts Longworth Historic District is back this year, with the first taking place this Saturday at 1 P.M at the Betts House, located at 416 Clark Street.

The 90-minute tour shares the story the unique architecture and history of this small slice of the West End, which developed as farmland but soon became the home of Cincinnati's most notable manufacturers and retailers. Featuring Federal, Italianate, and Queen Anne architecture, the 10-block district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The tour is $10 and includes admission to the Betts House. Future tours are scheduled for the fourth Saturday of each month, June through October, at 1 P.M.

Reservations are not required, and scheduled tours will go on rain or shine.

The tour was developed for the Betts House by Architreks/Cincinnati Walks.

Previous reading on BC:
Betts House program introduces kids to building trades, concepts (4/10/13)
Fourth exhibit in Betts House series considers importance of preservation (1/8/13)
'Urban Landscapes' shows beauty, potential of abandonment (10/10/12)
New Betts House exhibit to explore 'Soul of the City' (8/7/12)
CPA holiday trolley tours this Saturday (12/3/09)