Cincinnati Event: Spring Historic House Tour 2016

One of my favorite annual events is in just two weeks and it's going to a new neighborhood! 

Explore a hidden Cincinnati treasure as part of Cincinnati Preservation’s (CPA) 2016 spring historic house tour. The tour will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Raeburn subdivision in Mount Airy.  

The walking tour will showcase four exceptional houses from different periods in the neighborhood’s fascinating history, including the grand Cote Bonneville built in 1902. This historic home and Cincinnati treasure was at the heart of the former Raeburn Estate and has never before been open for public tour. It features a circular tower, octagonal turret as well as a carriage house.

Also featured on the tour are: 

  • Faber House: This home was inspired by one of the homes in the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. It was built in 1946 for Stuart Faber, the son of Herbert Faber who was the second owner of Cote Bonneville, and features a distinctive brick design. 

  • Wright House:  This is a modern, architect-designed “green” residence built in 2011 which achieved LEED Gold certification. 

  • Kaneshiro House: This is an Asian-inspired California contemporary home built in 1985 with a private entry courtyard.
Advance purchase for the tour is highly advised.  Tickets are $25.00 for CPA members, $35.00 for guests and $35.00 for everyone on the day of the tour. To purchase, call 513-721-4506 or email Cash, checks, Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard are welcome.

This is a walking tour of approximately 1.1 miles. There is no transportation provided but parking is available on the streets in the neighborhood for those who do not want to walk.

Many thanks to this year’s tour sponsors: Cincinnati Historic, 19/19 Investment Counsel, Hicon, Inc. (Masonry and Stone Repair Division), Phillip J. Nuxhall, and Urban Sites.   

More about Cincinnati Preservation Association

Cincinnati Preservation Association is a private, nonprofit, membership organization that serves the Greater Cincinnati community.  CPA works to preserve historic buildings, neighborhoods and cultural resources through education, advocacy, and technical support. Additional information may be found at

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