2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

OTR Foundation Places 3rd in This Place Matters Competition

Via the National Trust for Historic Preservation: And for coming in third, Over-the-Rhine Foundation will get $5,000 to spend for getting so many citizens in Cincinnati, Ohio excited about Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. OTR didn’t win the top spot and that’s disappointing, but it’s also an incredible honor to place in the top three of 100 preservation organizations nationwide. … Continue reading

This Place Matters Community Challenge Official Results

Will be announced today at 5pm on this website!

This Place Matters Community Challenge 2011 Unofficial Results

The 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge concluded yesterday at 5pm. Official results will be posted on this website today at noon. UPDATE: Results will be posted at 5pm on July 6 From my perspective, yesterday was a day of epic proportions for Over-the-Rhine. The stage couldn’t have been more perfectly set… June 30 2011 was social media … Continue reading

Time’s up!

Voting ends now! Results will be announced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at noon tomorrow! More to come, but suffice it to say that I’m so proud of everyone and love Over-the-Rhine now more than ever. Unofficial results can be viewed here.

5 Hours Left To Vote for OTR! Voting ends at 5pm EST!

Vote for OTR here: http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/this-place-matters/community-challenge/places/over-the-rhine.html Voting ends at 5pm EST! If OTR places in the top 3, the OTR Foundation will win anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000. The Over-the-Rhine Foundation is on facebook and twitter. The following photos are from its facebook page:

OTR Down By 1,300+ Votes; Voting Ends Today at 5pm

It’s all up to you. OTR can still win this challenge but only if you make sure your contacts vote. In a stunning turn of events, the Friends of Dreamland Theatre from Little Rock, Arkansas have taken a substantial lead into first place with just hours left in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This … Continue reading

The Hasty Demolition of 142 E. McMicken Ave.

OTR Foundation fights to save buildings like 142 E. McMicken with its Legal Defense Fund Vote before Thursday, June 30 to help OTR Foundation win $25,000 142 E. McMicken Avenue was an historic structure in Over-the-Rhine anchoring a highly intact 19th century streetscape. The building was owned by Cincinnati Public Schools, and for years preservationists … Continue reading

Community Challenge Update

The standings as of 5:00AM, June 20 are as follows (votes alone determine which organization wins the challenge but facebook “likes” are another, unofficial barometer): Wellington Ritz Theatre, Inc.: 2,939 votes and 690 facebook “likes” Over-the-Rhine: 2,761 votes and 1,733 facebook “likes” Enterprise Hometown Improvement: 2,706 votes and 250 facebook “likes” The Preservation Society of … Continue reading

“This Place Matters” Community Challenge Tests OTR’s Mettle

Over-the-Rhine needs your help. Voting is quick and easy. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This Place Matters 2011 Community Challenge kicked off June 1 at 8am and will end at 11:59pm, June 30. 100 local preservation organizations nationwide were selected to compete. First, second and third places will win $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. … Continue reading

OTR needs your quick vote in “This Place Matters” Competition

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2011 “This Place Matters” Community Challenge is underway! The Over-the-Rhine Foundation is one of only 100 local preservation organization in the competition. Anyone with an email may vote and the top three organizations will win $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. If you’re on facebook, you can attend, share and … Continue reading

Courtyards of Over-the-Rhine

When a gap appears between two buildings in OTR, a number of things could happen to it. It could become a barren parcel, a parking lot, a garden or it could be replaced with a new building. Plenty of such “opportunity lots” already exist in OTR and many have been put to good use, be … Continue reading

Bockfest 2011 Map of Venues and Free Shuttle Route

Via Bockfest: To get to all the great Bockfest venues and events, there will be FREE shuttles running from 7PM-1AM on Friday, 10AM-1AM on Saturday, and 11AM-7PM on Sunday. Bockfest Hall is noted in RED on the map below, participating venues are noted in GREEN, public parking is noted in ORANGE, and the FREE shuttle is noted in … Continue reading

Three Ways to Support the OTR Foundation during Bockfest 2011

You’re invited to: OTR Turn-of-the-Century Tours, Bach to Bock Brunch at Memorial Hall, Shop Bock!, and a host of other Bockfest-related events Bockfest is one week away! The Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. has the primary responsibility for many of Bockfest‘s events. A number of non-profit organizations help make parts of Bockfest happen, including: … Continue reading

Bach’s Brunch at Memorial Hall

Information from: OTR Foundation’s Bach to Bock Brunch at Memorial Hall during Bockfest! On Sunday March 6, the Over-the-Rhine Foundation presents the “Bach to Bock Brunch” at Memorial Hall, which features German-style fare from Mecklenburg Gardens, classical music by 17 Mile Brass and a special presentation by Kevin Pape, principal of Gray and Pape, the firm … Continue reading