Happy #513Day!

118 years ago today, the Samuel Hannaford-designed Cincinnati City Hall was dedicated with a parade, speeches, music, masses of flowers, and spectacular fireworks in the evening. Here’s a link to some City Hall trivia.

It’s only appropriate though since today is 5/13 in the 513.  On twitter, you can follow tweets about #513day using that hashtag or by clicking here.

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate today in Cincinnati, not the least of which is the start of the MusicNow Festival.

Cincinnati City Hall, photo credit: flickr user Hannaford

One Response to “Happy #513Day!”
  1. Joe says:

    Personally I think that Cincinnati’s City Hall is one of the most architecturally significant municipal buildings in this part of the state and it is great that it still exists. Much of this great architecture in city halls and courthouses has been lost over the years and I have heard that back in the 50’s and 60’s the city was on the verge of demolishing this structure and building one of those terrible boxy modernist buildings that is so common in school buildings of the period. I’m so glad they reconsidered ….

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