10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 10:00am
TOPIC: SPRING AVENUE
In its early days, the roads in Spring Grove Cemetery were given names one of which was called Spring Avenue. Its residents were some of the most prosperous men and families of the Gilded Age. This is a true walking tour. As we stroll up one side of the street and down the other, you will meet millionaires and some of the areas’ most prominent citizens. Such well-known Cincinnatians as John Shillito and Henry Probasco are neighbors with lesser known but no less affluent families who made their fortunes in limestone, paper bags, retail, railroads, to name just a few of their business ventures. Join us for this informative walk on Spring Avenue that will leave you impressed with the prestige of its residents who made their fortunes and their homes in 19th century Cincinnati and who chose Spring Grove Cemetery as the illustrious spot for their final resting place.
Registration is required. Group size is limited. Registration will open on Saturday, May 6, 2016 at NOON.
Children 12 and under are FREE / Adults $5 / Seniors (55+) $4
Since its founding 150 years ago, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum has been an important part of Cincinnati's heritage. It serves as a guardian of much of Cincinnati's past. In 1995, the Board of Trustees established the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation to educate the public about and promote the natural beauty and historic integrity of Spring Grove in ways not normally covered by the cemetery's operations. Through the sponsorship of events, tours, workshops and seminars, the Foundation serves to promote Spring Grove's cultural, historic, and natural resources. Often referred to as a "museum without walls," Spring Grove possesses fine art and architecture of eclectic styles as diverse as any collection. Your $4 or $5 donation goes to the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation.
50 Person Registration Limit |
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