Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grandin, Vineyard, Tusculum

This part of the tour takes us down Grandin Road, Vineyard Place, and Tusculum Avenue. This area is a beautiful residential area with large homes, and river views.

Grandin Road is named for Philip Grandin, a banker who owned several hundred acres of land in the area. On this road you will find many beautiful homes created by many well-known architects and featuring a variety of styles. There is Lillybanks, a Tudor Revival home designed by John Scudder Adkins, the George Hoadley Jr. House which was constructed out of concrete and designed by Elzner and Anderson, and the Corbett Home (pictured above), a Post Modern home designed by John deKoven Hill, an apprentice and trusted associate of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Vineyard Place was most likely named for Nicolas Longworth’s vineyards that once grew in the area. Vineyard Place is probably best known for St. Ursula Villa School, a Catholic elementary school.

On Tusculum Avenue you will find many painted lady homes, the historic Victorian Stephen Decker Rowhouse built in 1889, and Alms Park.

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