Guide to the Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1970


Title:
Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1970
Repository:
University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
Phone: 513-556-1959
http://www.libraries.uc.edu/arb.html
Creator:
Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Park Commissioners
Dates:
1900-1970
Quantity:
5.25 linear feet
Abstract:
This collection contains photographs of various Cincinnati Parks including Ault Park, Burnet Woods, Eden Park, Mt. Airy Forest, Mt.Echo Park, and Mt. Storm Park. The collection also contains photographs showing playgrounds including the Filson playground, Inwood playground, Pearl Street playground, Hanna playground, and the McKinley wading pool. In addition, the collection holds several photographs of displays in Krohn Conservatory.
Identification:
ON-94-02
Location:
Archives and Rare Books Library
Language:
The records are in English

History of Cincinnati Park Board

The City of Cincinnati formed the Board of Park Commissioners in 1906, and in 1907, the city adopted it's first park plan, "A Park System for the City of Cincinnati" by landscape architect, George Kessler. The city then embarked on an aggressive campaign of land acquisition, and by the 1920s, most of the parks recommended in the 1907 plan were established including Mt. Airy Forest, Ault Park, and Mt. Storm Park. Enhancements were made to the parks in the 1930s and early 1940s as a result of federal funding during the Great Depression. In fact, half of the existing structures in Cincinnati's parks, including Krohn Conservatory, were built between 1929 and 1943. Although growth stalemated during World War II, construction began again in the 1950s and 1960s. By 2009, the Cincinnati Park Board managed more than 5,000 acres of city park land in the form of regional parks, neighborhood parks, natural areas, nature centers, parkways, scenic overlooks, and hiking and riding trails.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of various Cincinnati Parks including Ault Park, Burnet Woods, Eden Park, Mt. Airy Forest, Mt.Echo Park, and Mt. Storm Park. The collection also contains photographs showing playgrounds including the Filson playground, Inwood playground, Pearl Street playground, Hanna playground, and the McKinley wading pool. In addition, the collection holds several photographs of displays in Krohn Conservatory.

Statement of Arrangement

The photographs are arranged into boxes by size and then alphabetically by park.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Related Material: Related Material

The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library holds several collections of Cincinnati Park Board Records. See the following finding aids for more information on these collections:
ON-92-18,
ON-94-01, ON-94-03, ON-95-03, ON-01-11,
ON-03-01.


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects:

Flower shows - Ohio - Cincinnati
Parks - Ohio - Cincinnati
Playgrounds - Ohio - Cincinnati
Recreation - Ohio - Cincinnati

Preferred Citation

The preferred citation for this collection is: Cite specific item as appropriate, Cincinnati Park Board Records, 1969-1993, ON-94-02, Archives and Rare Books Library, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection


Box 1
Oversize Photographs, 1912-1913



Box 1 / Piece 1
Outing at Ault Park - Delegations from various parks, August 1913




Box 1 / Piece 2
Ault Park - General Views - View of the Little Miami Valley, undated




Box 1 / Piece 3
Ault Park - Fall Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 4
Ball Grounds (Deer Creek Common - Hunt Street, East End - Labor Day), 1912




Box 1 / Piece 5
Blanchy Farm, Views on Proposed Park Site, undated




Box 1 / Piece 6
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway], Section #4, Donation of Mrs. Bragg and Mr. Hofer, undated




Box 1 / Piece 7
Bloody Run Parkway - Section 5 - Sherman Avenue in the distance, undated




Box 1 / Piece 8
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway] - Section #2 and #3 where the roadway will continue...through the valley, undated




Box 1 / Piece 9
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway] - Sections #3 and #4 intersecting Dana Avenue, undated




Box 1 / Piece 10
Burnet Woods - The lake looking south St. George's Church in the distance, undated




Box 1 / Piece 11
Burnet Woods - Summer Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 12
Burnet Woods - the turn around the band stand, undated




Box 1 / Piece 13
Burnet Woods - Showing varieties of trees, undated




Box 1 / Piece 14
Burnet Wood Park - Winter Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 15
Views along canal proposed boulevard, undated




Box 1 / Piece 16
Views along canal proposed boulevard, undated




Box 1 / Piece 17
Nursery at Covedale, undated




Box 1 / Piece 18
Nursery at Covedale, undated




Box 1 / Piece 19
Nursery at Covedale, undated





Box 1 / Piece 1
Outing at Ault Park - Delegations from various parks, August 1913




Box 1 / Piece 2
Ault Park - General Views - View of the Little Miami Valley, undated




Box 1 / Piece 3
Ault Park - Fall Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 4
Ball Grounds (Deer Creek Common - Hunt Street, East End - Labor Day), 1912




Box 1 / Piece 5
Blanchy Farm, Views on Proposed Park Site, undated




Box 1 / Piece 6
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway], Section #4, Donation of Mrs. Bragg and Mr. Hofer, undated




Box 1 / Piece 7
Bloody Run Parkway - Section 5 - Sherman Avenue in the distance, undated




Box 1 / Piece 8
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway] - Section #2 and #3 where the roadway will continue...through the valley, undated




Box 1 / Piece 9
Bloody Run Parkway [Victory Parkway] - Sections #3 and #4 intersecting Dana Avenue, undated




Box 1 / Piece 10
Burnet Woods - The lake looking south St. George's Church in the distance, undated




Box 1 / Piece 11
Burnet Woods - Summer Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 12
Burnet Woods - the turn around the band stand, undated




Box 1 / Piece 13
Burnet Woods - Showing varieties of trees, undated




Box 1 / Piece 14
Burnet Wood Park - Winter Scenes, undated




Box 1 / Piece 15
Views along canal proposed boulevard, undated




Box 1 / Piece 16
Views along canal proposed boulevard, undated




Box 1 / Piece 17
Nursery at Covedale, undated




Box 1 / Piece 18
Nursery at Covedale, undated




Box 1 / Piece 19
Nursery at Covedale, undated




Box 2
Large Photographs, undated



Box 2 / Piece 1
Deer Creek Common (Hunt Street) Sunday Afternoon, undated




Box 2 / Piece 2
East Ball grounds, undated




Box 2 / Piece 3
Eden Park Winter Scenes, undated




Box 2 / Piece 4
Eden Park Winter Scenes, undated




Box 2 / Piece 5
Eden Park - view up Ohio Valley from Mt. Adams, undated




Box 2 / Piece 6
Lincoln Park - Lake, Fountain, and Rustic Bridge, undated




Box 2 / Piece 7
McKinley Playground, undated




Box 2 / Piece 8
Michael Mullen Memorial Bandstand, Cincinnati, Ohio (Architectural league of New York Annual Exhibition), undated




Box 2 / Piece 9
Mt. Airy Forest. The result of attaching a barbed wire fence to Hickory Tree, undated




Box 2 / Piece 10
Mt. Airy Forest - Where the trail rises high above the creek, undated




Box 2 / Piece 11
Mt. Echo Park Before Construction, undated




Box 2 / Piece 12
Mt. Echo Park During Construction, undated




Box 2 / Piece 13
Mt. Storm Park, undated




Box 2 / Piece 14
Playgrounds - General Views (Lytle Park, Filson Outlook, Hanna), undated




Box 2 / Piece 15
Turkey Ridge Proposed Athletic Field, undated




Box 2 / Piece 16
Open field - No label, undated





Box 2 / Piece 1
Deer Creek Common (Hunt Street) Sunday Afternoon, undated




Box 2 / Piece 2
East Ball grounds, undated




Box 2 / Piece 3
Eden Park Winter Scenes, undated




Box 2 / Piece 4
Eden Park Winter Scenes, undated




Box 2 / Piece 5
Eden Park - view up Ohio Valley from Mt. Adams, undated




Box 2 / Piece 6
Lincoln Park - Lake, Fountain, and Rustic Bridge, undated




Box 2 / Piece 7
McKinley Playground, undated




Box 2 / Piece 8
Michael Mullen Memorial Bandstand, Cincinnati, Ohio (Architectural league of New York Annual Exhibition), undated




Box 2 / Piece 9
Mt. Airy Forest. The result of attaching a barbed wire fence to Hickory Tree, undated




Box 2 / Piece 10
Mt. Airy Forest - Where the trail rises high above the creek, undated




Box 2 / Piece 11
Mt. Echo Park Before Construction, undated




Box 2 / Piece 12
Mt. Echo Park During Construction, undated




Box 2 / Piece 13
Mt. Storm Park, undated




Box 2 / Piece 14
Playgrounds - General Views (Lytle Park, Filson Outlook, Hanna), undated




Box 2 / Piece 15
Turkey Ridge Proposed Athletic Field, undated




Box 2 / Piece 16
Open field - No label, undated




Box 3
Oversize and small photographs, circa 1960s



Box 3 / Piece 1
Ault Park - East of Observatory Avenue, undated




Box 3 / Piece 2
Trailside Museum - Burnet Woods - Upper Level, undated




Box 3 / Piece 3
Bloody Run (Victory Parkway), undated




Box 3 / Piece 4
Burnet Woods - The lake, looking North, undated




Box 3 / Piece 5
No label - Burnet Woods Lake?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 6
Eden Park, undated




Box 3 / Piece 7
Eden Park?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 8
Eden Park with view of the Ohio River Valley, undated




Box 3 / Piece 9
Lytle Park Bandstand (pre-Lytle Tunnel - no longer exists), undated




Box 3 / Piece 10
Krohn Conservatory Autumn Display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 11
Krohn Conservatory - Catcus display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 12
Krohn Conservatory - Spring display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 13
Krohn Conservatory - Spring display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 14
Krohn Conservatory - Catcus display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 15
Krohn Conservatory - Autumn display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 16
Krohn Conservatory - Azalea hybrid (painted), undated




Box 3 / Piece 17
Krohn Conservatory - Azalea hybrid, undated




Box 3 / Piece 18
Krohn Conservatory - Flower display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 19
Fireplace - Oak Ridge Lodge - Mt. Airy Forest, undated




Box 3 / Piece 20
Oak Ridge Lodge (Mt. Airy Forest), undated




Box 3 / Piece 21
Oak Ridge Lodge - Entrance and Service Wing (Mt. Airy Forest), circa 1960s




Box 3 / Piece 22
Outdoor Fireplaces - Oak Ridge Lodge?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 23
Mt. Airy Forest - West Fork Trail, undated




Box 3 / Piece 24
Creek Scenery - Mt. Airy Forest, undated




Box 3 / Piece 25
Unidentified trail, undated




Box 3 / Piece 26
Unidentified bandstand, undated




Box 3 / Piece 27
Boys swimming in Unidentified pond, undated




Box 3 / Piece 28
Filson [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 29
Filson [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 30
Filson Outlook [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 31
Inwood [wading pool], undated




Box 3 / Piece 32
Pearl Street [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 33
McKinley wading pool (corner of McMicken and Walnut), undated




Box 3 / Piece 34
Hanna Playground (West McMicken Avenue), undated




Box 3 / Piece 35
Hanna playground, undated





Box 3 / Piece 1
Ault Park - East of Observatory Avenue, undated




Box 3 / Piece 2
Trailside Museum - Burnet Woods - Upper Level, undated




Box 3 / Piece 3
Bloody Run (Victory Parkway), undated




Box 3 / Piece 4
Burnet Woods - The lake, looking North, undated




Box 3 / Piece 5
No label - Burnet Woods Lake?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 6
Eden Park, undated




Box 3 / Piece 7
Eden Park?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 8
Eden Park with view of the Ohio River Valley, undated




Box 3 / Piece 9
Lytle Park Bandstand (pre-Lytle Tunnel - no longer exists), undated




Box 3 / Piece 10
Krohn Conservatory Autumn Display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 11
Krohn Conservatory - Catcus display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 12
Krohn Conservatory - Spring display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 13
Krohn Conservatory - Spring display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 14
Krohn Conservatory - Catcus display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 15
Krohn Conservatory - Autumn display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 16
Krohn Conservatory - Azalea hybrid (painted), undated




Box 3 / Piece 17
Krohn Conservatory - Azalea hybrid, undated




Box 3 / Piece 18
Krohn Conservatory - Flower display, undated




Box 3 / Piece 19
Fireplace - Oak Ridge Lodge - Mt. Airy Forest, undated




Box 3 / Piece 20
Oak Ridge Lodge (Mt. Airy Forest), undated




Box 3 / Piece 21
Oak Ridge Lodge - Entrance and Service Wing (Mt. Airy Forest), circa 1960s




Box 3 / Piece 22
Outdoor Fireplaces - Oak Ridge Lodge?, undated




Box 3 / Piece 23
Mt. Airy Forest - West Fork Trail, undated




Box 3 / Piece 24
Creek Scenery - Mt. Airy Forest, undated




Box 3 / Piece 25
Unidentified trail, undated




Box 3 / Piece 26
Unidentified bandstand, undated




Box 3 / Piece 27
Boys swimming in Unidentified pond, undated




Box 3 / Piece 28
Filson [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 29
Filson [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 30
Filson Outlook [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 31
Inwood [wading pool], undated




Box 3 / Piece 32
Pearl Street [playground], undated




Box 3 / Piece 33
McKinley wading pool (corner of McMicken and Walnut), undated




Box 3 / Piece 34
Hanna Playground (West McMicken Avenue), undated




Box 3 / Piece 35
Hanna playground, undated




Box 4
Oversize photograph showing women, men, children in a park, circa 1910s



Box 4
Oversize photograph showing women, men, children in a park, circa 1910s





Box 4
Oversize photograph showing women, men, children in a park, circa 1910s