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  1. Speaking of Vine and Liberty... There are new updates in the effort to save 1500 Vine (Meiner Flats building) Checkout www.meinerflats.blogspot.com for the latest. This is now the official website for the 1500 Vine preservation effort. We are currently attempting to collect pledges from those who made them. This is a very critical time for the building. Your support and any other interest you can generate is much appreciated.
  2. Checkout www.meinerflats.blogspot.com for the latest. This is now the official website for the 1500 Vine preservation effort. We are currently attempting to collect pledges from those who made them. This is a very critical time for the building. Your support and any other interest you can generate is much appreciated.
  3. You can view Channel 9's news story here: http://www.wcpo.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=14789@wcpo.dayport.com&navCatId=23 Hopefully it generates some interest.
  4. Channel 9 did a piece on the endangered Meiners Building (1500 Vine) this evening. You can view their story here: http://www.wcpo.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=14789@wcpo.dayport.com&navCatId=23
  5. You can view Channel 9's news story here: http://www.wcpo.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=14789@wcpo.dayport.com&navCatId=23 Hopefully it generates some interest.
  6. oakie and hemroid, in case you haven't seen the pledge sites here they are: www.pledgebank.com/Over-the-Rhine www.pledgebank.com/1500Vine
  7. Uncle Rando, thanks also for your writeup. Succinct and well done. Much appreciated.
  8. Yeah that's it. Better picture here: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,15846.new.html#new Important Update -- Channel 9 is doing a story on the building tonight. It will run between 5:30 and 6:00, and will be posted online after 9. Please check it out and refer as many folks as you can to it. Finally, if anyone is able to help connect us to additional forums/listservs with relevant viewership, that would be extremely helpful. There are innumerable preservation groups across the country that maintain ongoing dialogues and might be willing to make the smaller $10 pledge, but contact info is needed for these groups.
  9. Thanks for all of your replies. BuildingCincinnati, thanks for your writeup. A couple of large pledges (i.e. rebate checks) are starting to come in, and the target is starting to look obtainable. All of your efforts at wider disemination, as well as your individual pledges, are critical to this effort and very much appreciated. Important Update -- Channel 9 is doing a story on the building tonight. It will run between 5:30 and 6:00, and will be posted online after 9. Please check it out and refer as many folks as you can to it. Finally, if anyone is able to help connect us to additional forums/listservs with relevant viewership, that would be extremely helpful. There are innumerable preservation groups across the country that maintain ongoing dialogues and might be willing to make the smaller $10 pledge, but contact info is needed for these groups.
  10. I haven't posted on here in awhile but wanted to spread the word about efforts underway to save the Meiners Building at 1500 Vine. The building has been slated for emergency demolition, and, like so many others, will quietly be turned to rubble in the next two weeks unless something is done. I know there are diverging opinions about the importance of saving various buildings in OTR....but this one, I believe, is an easier sell on the preservation side. If you're unsure, drive by the intersection of 15th and Vine and observe the 5-storey building with the stone facade on the NE corner. What we're trying to do is raise money to demonstrate some level of private financial committment to saving the building. This financial committment is critical to leveraging $100,000 the City has available for restoration, and another $150,000 that 3CDC has for potential use on the building. If you're interested in helping, please check out www.pledgebank.com/Over-the-Rhine, or www.pledgebank.com/1500Vine (different pledge levels) There is much more detail about this that I can get into if people have specific questions. Thanks much, and please pass on the word.
  11. jerome and kendall, thanks. can you guys pass this on to anyone else who might be willing to help? much appreciated
  12. I haven't posted on here in awhile but wanted to spread the word about efforts underway to save the Meiners Building at 1500 Vine. The building has been slated for emergency demolition, and, like so many others, will quietly be turned to rubble in the next two weeks unless something is done. I know there are diverging opinions about the importance of saving various buildings in OTR....but this one, I believe, is an easier sell on the preservation side. If you're unsure, drive by the intersection of 15th and Vine and observe the 5-storey building with the stone facade on the NE corner. What we're trying to do is raise money to demonstrate some level of private financial committment to saving the building. This financial committment is critical to leveraging $100,000 the City has available for restoration, and another $150,000 that 3CDC has for potential use on the building. If you're interested in helping, please check out www.pledgebank.com/Over-the-Rhine, or www.pledgebank.com/1500Vine (different pledge levels) There is much more detail about this that I can get into if people have specific questions. Thanks much, and please pass on the word.
  13. I haven't posted on here in awhile but wanted to spread the word about efforts underway to save the Meiners Building at 1500 Vine. The building has been slated for emergency demolition, and, like so many others, will quietly be turned to rubble in the next two weeks unless something is done. I know there are diverging opinions about the importance of saving various buildings in OTR....but this one, I believe, is an easier sell on the preservation side. If you're unsure, drive by the intersection of 15th and Vine and observe the 5-storey building with the stone facade on the NE corner. What we're trying to do is raise money to demonstrate some level of private financial committment to saving the building. This financial committment is critical to leveraging $100,000 the City has available for restoration, and another $150,000 that 3CDC has for potential use on the building. If you're interested in helping, please check out www.pledgebank.com/Over-the-Rhine, or www.pledgebank.com/1500Vine (different pledge levels) There is much more detail about this that I can get into if people have specific questions. Thanks much, and please pass on the word.
  14. I would say Mount Adams. You're not looking for Hip-Hop or loud bar environments (Main Street), and you're looking for a nice, dense, walkable place where things are in close proximity. Mt. Adams is a really unique neighborhood with a lot of bars/lounges, laid back live music, restaurants/eateries, and the best view of the downtown skyline anywhere in the city. Honestly I would make that my base for your first time in Cincy. If the weather is nice (which it will be), you should definitely check out the Blind Lemon in Mt. Adams, and sit in the courtyard. It is a truly unique Cincinnati experience.
  15. cool, thanks for compromising agreed, I didn't mean to sound like it was an easy proposition Couldn't agree with you more. Demolition by neglect is killing OTR, causing way more damage than insensitive new construction might. It deserves much more attention. This is one reason the National Trust just named OTR an 11 most endangered place. Disagree here. People forget that the subsidized housing began in the 60's-70's. The neighborhood had already undergone a long and protracted decline by then. The economic base of the community began eroding after the turn of the century with suburbanization, and by the 40's the population had been cut in half. Working class and poor appalachians, as you know, became the dominant demographic in the neighborhood. The glut of subsidized housing did not occur until later, and though you're right that it did have a negative effect, it was more of the nail in the coffin. OTR had been going downhill for years, and it was due largely to free market capitalism.
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