Friday, March 9, 2012

The 1970 Queen City Tour Stops

The following is a complete list of stops on the 1970 version of the Queen City Tour. You may notice that some of the numbers on the post do not match the stop number on this tour. The numbers on the posts are associated with the 1996 Queen City Tour. Click the following link to view a map of the 1970 Queen City Tour.

Enjoy these stops and most of all, go out and enjoy what the city has to offer.

1. Fountain Square
2. United States Post Office
3. Federal Building
4. Elsinore Tower
5. Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
6. Deer Creek Valley
7. Eden Park
8. Seasongood Pavilion
9. Cincinnati Historical Society
10. Cincinnati Art Academy
11. Cincinnati Art Museum
12. Ida Street Bridge
13. Pendleton House
14. Rookwood Pottery
15. Highland Towers
16. Holy Cross Monastery
17. Fort View Place
18. Playhouse In The Park
19. Eden Park Water Tower
20. Spring House
21. Krohn Conservatory
22. Melan Arch Bridge
23. Capitoline Wolf
24. Twin Lakes
25. Edgecliff College
26. St. Francis De Sales
27. Seventh Presbyterian Church
28. Institutum Divi Thomae
29. Holy Angels Church
30. Summit Country Day School
31. Cincinnati Country Club
32. Grandin Road Viaduct
33. Grandin Road, Vineyard, Tusculum
34. Alms Park
35. Columbia Baptist Cemetery
36. Lunken Airport
37. Little Miami River
38. Columbia Parkway
39. St. Rose Church
40. Hotel Alms
41. Xavier University
42. Harriet Beecher Stowe House
43. "Sooty Acres" Botanic Garden
44. William Howard Taft Birthplace
45. Christ Hospital
46. Mt. Auburn Methodist Church
47. Vine Street
48. Shriners Burns Institute
49. General Hospital
50. Jewish Hospital
51. The Altenheim, Cincinnati Home for Aged Men
52. Children’s Hospital
53. Cincinnati Zoo
54. Probasco Fountain
55. Victorian Mansions
56. Bethesda Home for the Aged
57. Academy of the Sacred Heart
58. Mt. Storm Park
59. Cincinnati Woman’s Club
60. Abbe Observatory
61. Calvary Episcopal Church
62. Burnet Woods
63. Good Samaritan Hospital
64. Hebrew Union College
65. Fraternity Row
66. University of Cincinnati
67. Hughes High School
68. St. Monica
69. Fairview Park
70. Miami & Erie Canal
71. Findlay Market
72. Dayton Street
73. St. Mary's Hospital
74. Cincinnati Science Center
75. Music Hall
76. City Hall
77. St. Peter-In-Chains
78. Wise Temple
79. Queensgate Area
80. Millcreek Pumping Station
81. Price Hill
82. Cincinnati Bible Seminary
83. The Queens Tower
84. General Reese E. Price Home
85. Mt. Echo Park
86. Convention Center
87. Carew Tower
88. Suspension Bridge

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

General Rees E. Price Home

Rees E. Price (1795 – 1877) was the son of Evan Price, a wealthy merchant from Wales. In 1824, Price married Sarah Matson who was the daughter of Judge Matson (Matson Place is named for him). Rees Price invested in the land west of the Mill Creek Valley and built a brickyard, a sawmill, and developed the hill that is named after him. Rees and his wife Sarah had eight children. Two of the children, John and William helped develop the Mill Creek Valley and built the Price Hill Incline.

The home of General Rees E. Price was located on the northeast corner of West Eighth Street and Mt. Hope Avenue. The home was converted and used as an apartment house for a long period of time until it was eventually torn down to make room for a parking lot.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Queen's Tower

At the very top of Price Hill and visible from many parts of the city is the Queen’s Tower. Built in 1964, this 19-floor modern style building is a mixture of condos and apartments with spectacular views of downtown and surrounding area. Queen’s Tower sits at the top of the hill where the incline stopped and next to Incline Park. Since 1989, Queen’s Tower has been home to Primavista, a long time favorite Cincinnati restaurant.

The Queen’s Tower
810 Matson Place, East Price Hill