In just a couple of weeks on Saturday May 10 from 1-5pm - you can tour the Mansions of Lafayette Avenue on the Spring House Tour 2014. The historic mansions are AMAZING! Tickets are on sale now at CincinnatiPreservation.org (info below) - go now!
You'll be touring "Oakwood" - the 1866 Norman Revival home of Henry Probasco. Probasco was a hardware magnate back in the day and oh yeah - he donated that little fountain to downtown Cincinnati. ;-)
"Scarlet Oaks" - the 1870 High Victorian Gothic mansion of George Shoenberger. This mansion and the "Oakwood" are both on the National Register of Historic Places. Scarlet Oaks was the largest home in Cincinnati at the time it was built.
and "Stonehedge" - an 1887 Swiss Chalet with Arts & Crafts flavor built for H.C. Hulbert. Hulbert was a big name in the paper industry back then - akin to Dunder or Mifflin apparently.
Advance tickets are highly recommended - you can purchase them online at cincinnatipreservation.org. They are $25 for CPA (Cincinnati Preservation Association) members and $30 for guests/non-members.
Will call and parking are available the day of at the Cincinnati Women's Club (330 Lafayette Ave).
Mark May 10 on your calendar now and make your plans - you won't be sorry. You don't get to tour mansions like this very often. There will also be docents at each home to tell you about the home and it's history!