Monday, August 30, 2010

9. Lytle Park

Lytle Park is named after the Civil War Brigadier General William Haines Lytle who once had his home on this piece of land. The park which was created in 1906 is nestled within the city directly across the street from the Taft Museum and is a nice collection of floral gardens, statues, and monuments. It is a beautiful and nice refuge right in the middle of the Cincinnati.

In the 1960’s there was a plan to build Interstate 71 right through the park. The park was saved when a concrete slab was placed over the interstate creating the Lytle Tunnel on I-71. The freeway itself runs directly under the park.

Lytle Park
East Fourth and Lawrence Streets, Cincinnati

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