Mount Auburn Historic District

Historic district in Mount Auburn, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Cincinnati part IX embracing 11th & 19th wards. (1869).png
A map of Mount Auburn circa 1869. Visible are the house of Alphonso Taft (which is now the William Howard Taft National Historic Site), the Cincinnati Orphan Asylum and the Mount Auburn Young Ladies Institute.
Mount Auburn Historic District is located in Ohio
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Mount Auburn Historic District is located in the United States
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LocationBoth sides of Auburn Ave. from Ringgold St. to Howard Taft Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°7′12″N 84°30′30″W / 39.12000°N 84.50833°W / 39.12000; -84.50833Coordinates: 39°7′12″N 84°30′30″W / 39.12000°N 84.50833°W / 39.12000; -84.50833
Area414 acres (1.68 km2), 31 buildings
Built1819
Architectural styleMid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian
NRHP reference No.73001464[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 28, 1973

Mount Auburn Historic District is located in the Mount Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It extends along both sides of Auburn Avenue roughly between Ringold Street and William H. Taft Road. The population of Mount Auburn was 4,904 at the 2010 census.[2]

The District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1973 (No. 73001464). Mount Auburn was founded as a hilltop retreat for Cincinnati's social elite where wealthier people could escape the dirt, heat, smoke and crowded conditions of the lower city. Ornate historic mansions with incredible panoramic views still reflect this heritage.

The district contains notable houses of Federal, Greek Revival, Italian Villa, Romanesque Revival, and Georgian Revival styles. The houses date from 1819 to the turn of the century and are associated with the prominent Cincinnatians. Noted residents include President William Howard Taft.


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