Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati Christian University was established in 1924 as Cincinnati Bible College. The school came into existence as part of a merger of McGarvey Bible College in Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati Bible Institute. The college grew out of the restoration movement in the United States. The college was named Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary in 1987 and later became known as Cincinnati Christian University.

Offers undergraduate degrees under Cincinnati Bible College, graduate degrees under Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and adult education through the College of Adult and Lifetime Learning. The school offers degrees in Biblical and ministry studies and has graduate studies in counseling, religion, and divinity. CCU is part of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

The school also has athletic programs as the CCU Eagles in soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, and golf.

Cincinnati Christian University
2700 Glenway Avenue, East Price Hill

Friday, February 10, 2012

Price Hill

Price Hill was part of the Symmes Purchase in the 1780’s and at the time was populated by Native Americans. The area was originally named Bold Face Hill after Chief Bold Face. The first settler, William Terry built a log cabin in the area amongst the Native Americans in 1791. Around 1824 General Rees E. Price, a wealthy merchant who built a sawmill and brickyard in the Mill Creek Valley purchased the land and began developing neighborhoods with his sons John and William Price. The area became known as, “Price’s Hill” and was later changed to Price Hill. In 1874 his sons built the incline giving access to the area and Price Hill became an entertainment spot as well as an area with many affluent homes giving the wealthier people of the city an escape from the factory pollution and overcrowded city basin. The Eighth Street Viaduct was eventually built giving easier access to Price Hill. In 1943 the incline broke down and was never repaired.

The Price Hill area is home to many historic landmarks like the Union Baptist Cemetery, the Carnegie Library, Covedale Theater, and Mt. Echo Park. Many of the homes from the early days of Price Hill are still standing and a variety of architectural styles from Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne can be found. The Price Hill area is around 6 square miles and it is broken out into three neighborhoods – East Price Hill, West Price Hill, and Lower Price Hill. Today the top of Price Hill is seeing a renaissance with the historical Incline District and the newly designated entertainment district.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mill Creek Barrier Dam and Pumping Station

In 1793 General Anthony Wayne and his army called, “The Legion of the United States” arrived in Cincinnati and set up an encampment west of Fort Washington near the Ohio River and Mill Creek. The encampment was known as, “Hobson’s Choice” because of the area being considered the best choice for setting up an encampment. Here General Wayne and his army prepared for their expedition into Native American territory.

The Mill Creek Barrier Dam and Pumping Station stands where General Wayne and The Legion of the United States once set up camp. The barrier dam was built as a result of the disastrous flood of 1937. The dam was designed and built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and construction started in 1941. Due to World War II, construction was briefly halted but by 1948 the dam was completed.

When the Ohio River reaches flood stage the barrier dam keeps the water from the river from going up the Mill Creek and flooding the city basin. The pumps are used to drain water from the creek and away from the city into the Ohio River. The Stormwater Management Utility of the Metropolitan Sewer District operates the Mill Creek Barrier Dam and Pumping Station.