#13.012: The Scavenger Hunt Clue Gallery

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The Scavenger Hunt Rules:

Rule #1: Using the images and clues provided on the Scavenger Hunt Guide, find all eight buildings and take a photo of yourself in front of each one. Not a fan of ‘selfies’? Use a disguise! (maybe some Duckworths and hat?) Be sure to get enough of the building in the image so we can be sure you visited all of them.

Rule # 2. Send all eight images to ArchiNATI12(at)gmail(dot)com BEFORE Thursday October 10th at Noon.

All correct submissions will be entered into a drawing for three beautiful hand crafted tiles donated by Rookwood Pottery.

#13.008: Place From Space

2622 Gilbert Ave.


Step into the former Church of the Assumption to celebrate submissions to Place from Space: A design competition to turn vacant spaces into community places.


While the musicians from the Kentucky Struts fill the former church with sound you have an exciting opportunity to experience a unique former Catholic Church accompanied by a food truck and beer by Listermann Brewing Company.



The church’s cornerstone was laid in 1884. The archdiocese no longer owns the church; it’s used by an artist whose work will also be on display. The artist has stabilized the Church, and it’s vaulted ceilings and unique eclectic detail will beg for your attention. See what reinhabiting Cincinnati’s great spaces is all about when you celebrate Place from Space.



Round 1 proposals will be exhibited and you have the chance to pick a Finalist for East Walnut Hills, Walnut Hills; East, West or Lower Hill, or Over-the-Rhine. The Grand-Prize-Winner will be built in the spring of 2014.

The former Church of the Assumption is located at 2622 Gilbert Ave, Walnut Hills. There is plenty of on-street parking(free after 6).


Place from Space Celebration and Exhibition | “Celebration in a Historic Church”

2622 Gilbert Ave, 45202
FRIDAY, OCT 4 | 6-10 PM
Event is Free and Open to the Public 
Registration Not Required but Welcomed at https://placefromspace.eventbrite.com/


Eventbrite - The Place From Space Celebration

#13.005: The Queen City Bike Tour


Art & Bikes! A great combination!

A call to all art lovers, urban explorers & cyclists!  ArchiNATI is hosting an exciting bike ride through the city of Cincinnati that features the public art of four historically and architecturally significant neighborhoods–Brighton, the West-End, Camp Washington, and Over-the-Rhine.

The Queen City Bike tour is a ‘slow and easy’ ride that starts at Washington Park, across from Music Hall. We will be riding out of Over-the-Rhine and making our way toward Camp Washington. On the way, we will briefly stop at works of public art, some old painted advertisements (Ghost Signs!) and some of the newly dried ArtWorks murals, and talk a bit about the amazing history that is a part of each. There will be 12 stops total. All attendees should bring their own bikes, water and small snack. We start the tour at 1 PM and in a couple of hours we will have discovered treasures typically hidden from most spectators eyes.

The Queen City Bike Tour | “Experience the City on a Bicycle”

Meets in front of Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street,  45202
Event is Free and Open to the Public 
Registration Not Required but Welcomed at queencitybiketour.eventbrite.com

Eventbrite - The ArchiNATI Queen City Bike Tour

*Editor’s Note: Post by Mercedeh Namei, ArchiNATI project coordinator

#13.004: Carnegie History in A Carnegie Space


The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, photo by Tim Jeffries


Some people are really into big numbers and the number 310 billion contains a lot of zeros. And some people may be impressed by that no matter what is being counted. What may turn some heads is that 310 billion would be Andrew Carnegie’s net worth in today’s dollars. The second wealthiest American ever in history which is approximately 3.5 Bill Gates combined. After selling his company for $480 million (1900 dollars) at age 65, Carnegie spent the rest of his life giving a substantial amount of it away. One of the most notable legacies of Carnegie’s philanthropy were the libraries that he enabled to be constructed though grants. All in all, 1,687 libraries were constructed. Cincinnati was the recipient of 9 of those libraries. 7 of the original 9 are still public libraries in the city. ArchiNATI is very happy to have teamed up with the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum to present a preview of new book by author Betty Ann Smiddy with photos by Tim Jeffries that puts a spotlight on these very special buildings.

From Betty Ann Smiddy:

“Do you know that Cincinnati had 9 libraries funded by the Andrew
Carnegie Foundation? Of the 9, 7 are still public libraries. One of
the buildings, the Carnegie Center, is hosting a presentation about
Andrew Carnegie and the Cincinnati Public Libraries on October 9,
6:00 P.M. Learn about the ins and outs of these forgotten jewels that
are part of the the Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.”

About the Author: Betty Ann Smiddy has received outstanding achievement awards in  local history from the Ohio Historical Society and the Hamilton County Recorder’s Office. Betty Ann is a Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year and was given a key to the city of Cincinnati for her volunteer activities. She has written two books for Arcadia Publishing along with one on the history of College Hill.

More Photos of Cincinnati’s Carnegie Libraries by Tim Jeffries:


Carnegie History in a Carnegie Space | “View Pages from the Past in a New Book”

A preview of a book in progress by Betty Ann Smiddy and Tim Jeffries on the history and architecture of the  Carnegie Libraries in Cincinnati and across the US.

The Carnegie Center,3738 Eastern Avenue, 45226
Event is Free and Open to the Public | Register Below or at CarnegieHistory.eventbrite.com

Eventbrite - Carnegie History in A Carnegie Space




#12.010.01 Bike Shelter Design Competition

The American Institute of Architects Cincinnati and Saris are teaming up to host a bicycle shelter design competition.

From AIA Cincinnati President Chris Patek:


Tired of reviewing submittals and producing construction documents? Looking for an excuse to just design something?


Short and sweet…

Submission Deadline:   July 27, 2012

Exhibition/Awards:        August 6, 2012  

For more details check out the call for entries: BSDC_Call for Entries


AIA Cincinnati


Queen City Bike