Tuesday, February 15, 2011

87. Hamilton County Memorial Building

More commonly known as Memorial Hall, this building was designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons and built by the Grand Army of the Republic and Hamilton County to honor the soldiers and sailors from the area. It is of a Greek Revival style and the cornices of the building have figures which represent soldiers from the Revolution through Spanish-American War. To the right of these figures is an inscription of the words from President Lincoln’s second inaugural address, “With Malice Toward None With Charity For All”. The hall also contains a 610-seat auditorium, which is still used to this day. Memorial Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The hall is now home to the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the MusicNow festival.

Hamilton County Memorial Building
1225 Elm Street, Over The Rhine

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