Top 50 historic Cincinnati sites named

May 19, 2014

More than 17,000 votes have been counted and the results are in. Here are the Cincinnati Preservation Associations's top 50 historic buildings in Cincinnati.

Executive Director Paul Muller says more than 150 buildings were nominated.

The Delta Queen topped the list with 2302 votes followed by the Administration Building at God's Bible School & College with 1725 votes.

The top 50 buildings will be highlighted in CPA's 50th anniversary exhibit this fall at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Muller says plans are in the works to highlight the second set of 50 at a later date.

Top Fifty Historic and Buildings and Sites Suggested by the Public:

The Delta Queen

God's Bible School and College

Cincinnati Zoo Historic Structures

The Cincinnati Observatory

Cincinnati Union Terminal

Music Hall

Sorg Opera House

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

The Oaks

The Belvedere

Spring Grove Cemetery

Taft Museum

Laurel Court

Elephant House at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Isaac Wise Temple

The Wilson House

Paramount building

The Farmers Hotel

Mrs. Trollope's Bazaar

The Pierson House

Krippendorf Water Tower and Lodge

Krohn Conservatory

Union Institute & University

Emanuel Community Center

Carew Tower

Fountain Square / Tyler Davidson fountain

Findlay Market -Over-the-Rhine

Weston Flats

Memorial Hall

The Band Shell in Eden Park

Elsinore Arch

City Hall

Wesleyan Cemetery

Schwartz' Point

Emery Theatre

Hoadley-Wyant House

Old Woodward high school on Sycamore

Cincinnati Art Museum

Dixie Terminal

Former Art Academy Addition to CAM

Crown Building 

Times Star Building


Universalist Church

Alms Park Pavilion

Lunken Airport

The Germania Building

Washington Park 

Arnold's Bar

St Rose Church

Second Fifty, Also Great Buildings and Sites!


Verdin Bell Center

Dayton Street 

Hyde Park Square 

20th Century Theater

Old St. George 

Brighton Bicycle Club

Bellevue Hill Park Pavilion

The Ingalls Building

St. Peter in Chains

Promont House

PNC Tower/Central Trust Tower

The Carnagie Center of Columbia Tusculum

Taft Theatre

The Gwynne Building

Voice Of America Bethany Relay Station

Laura O'Bryon's Farmhouse 

Old Cincinnati Public Library

The Betts House

Mt. Storm Park

Grand Rotunda at Union Terminal

The John Hauck House

College Hill Town Hall

Mirror Lake, Eden Park

Mecklenburg Gardens

Mother of God Church

Serpentine Wall

Mariemont Boat House

Weilers Café

Fulton/Fulton Mechanick’s/Presbyterian Cemetery 

Hoinke  Bowling  Lanes

Wielert's Cafe

Hartke Hardware - 

Xavier University Alumni Center

Rookwood at Carew Tower

Terrace Plaza Hotel


Imperial Theater

Vine Street Hill Cemetery

Crosley's Pinecroft

Price  Hill  Library

Rauh House

Metal Blast

St. Francis Seraph

Grammer's Bar

The Cincinnati Astronomical Society

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

18 Mulberry St, home of Christian Moerlein

The Clock at the Museum Center

Moline Ct

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church