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Exploring Architectural Heritage In The Queen City

Communiversity at the University of Cincinnati

Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Exploring Architectural Heritage In The Queen City

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about the beautiful hills of Cincinnati and the Ohio river. In his 1854 poem, Ode to Catawba Wine, Longfellow dubbed Cincinnati, the "Queen City of the West."  Our Queen City has long been celebrated for its distinguished residents and architectural heritage. Join this class as we tour two impeccably, restored Victorian homes on both sides of Longfellow’s “beautiful” river. First, in Newport, we will tour the Wiedemann Hill Mansion, built in 1894. This house has it all - original woodwork, stained glass windows, and a view of Cincinnati's skyline from the south. Then, we travel to Clifton to tour two Victorian mansions. The first home is a unique, vintage 1880s Second Empire House, also, adorned with incredible woodwork, Victorian embellishments, plus a view of downtown Cincinnati and Kentucky from the north side of the river. Then, at the second home, we will discover even more about Victorian residential architecture from Ken Hughes with the Cincinnati Preservation Association

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Frank Farmer Loomis is an accomplished writer and media personality. His first book, "Is It Antique Yet?" is a historical education on antiques, while his second, "You Can Afford Antiques!", covers styles with a twist. Frank was an antiques columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer from 1987 to 1995, a columnist for Cincinnati Magazine from 1993 to 1995, and a syndicated columnist for Cox Newspapers as well Art & Antiques Magazine. Nationally, he was an appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow on PBS from 1997-1998, and hosted, wrote, and co-produced of PBS' TV series Is It Antique Yet?(1986-1991). You can currently listen to him every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. on Public Radio WMKV 89.3 FM.

With all the hoopla these days about expensive antiques, Frank Farmer Loomis proudly admits to being a tight fisted collector who willingly shares his secrets for getting more antique dash for less cash. When doing an "Antiques Roadshow" type presentation his mission is to hold the spectator's interest, whether a beginner or experienced antiquer. A good time is guaranteed for all, while each member of the audience learns not only the value of pieces, but also appreciation for style, beauty, and the tranquility antiques give us.

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Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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