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The Price Hill Historical Society & Museum was formed to preserve the history of a unique area in the western hills of Cincinnati, Ohio. Once reached by an incline that carried passengers and cargo up the steep slope, Price Hill promised fresh air, suburban living, and tree-shaded walks. Today, the chiming bells of the trolley cars may be a distant memory, but Price Hill retains much of its turn-of-the-century charm. We celebrate the people, the neighborhood, and the history of Price Hill by publishing books, presenting community events, and serving as a resource to anyone who wants to know more about our history. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, February, June, and July, in our headquarters on Warsaw Avenue at 7:00 pm. The Price Hill Historical Society & Museum is open with regular hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can call 513-251-2888 any time for information or with questions, and we'll get back to you; we check messages regularly. We also answer emails at pricehillhs@gmail.com.

 

Our next general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the PHHS Museum, and our speaker will be former Enquirer columnist Peter Bronson, who will talk about the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, which happened 45 years ago next month. He has written a book about titled Forbidden Fruit: Sin City’s Underworld and the Supper Club Inferno. Should be interesting! Please plan to join us on May 4 at 7:00 pm at the PHHS & Museum. Park in the Kroger lot, and bring a sweet or savory snack to share.

Remember that we do not have a meeting in June or July, but in June we WILL finally celebrate the anniversary of the Society again. Join us at The Farm on the evening of Saturday, June 25, for a buffet dinner and entertainment by those lovable porcine purveyors of jug band music, The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. Call 513-251-2888 for more information.

"PROTECTING OUR TREASURES" CAPITAL FUND DRIVE - 2020

The building that houses our collections of documents, photographs, and artifacts is almost 100 years old, and it needs repairs and renovations to keep it standing and serving as the repository of Price Hill's history. Our 30th Anniversary Fund Drive was very successful. We are deeply grateful for people all over the country who sent donations. We were able to reach our $30,000 goal. However, because of business restrictions and closures during the pandemic, we are just now beginning work on the plaque that will recognize all donors. Please be patient as we work to complete this last phase of our campaign.


Three Parts of One Neighborhood

East Price Hill covers 3 square mile, and has over 15,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. The region contains part of Mt. Echo Park, Wilson Commons and Olden View Park (all with stunning views of downtown and the river) as well as all of Glenway Woods, Glenway Park, Dempsey Playground and Mayfield Park. Its main streets are Glenway, Warsaw, and Elberon Avenues, as well as West 8th Street. Schools include Holy Family School, Rees E. Price Academy, Roberts Academy, and St. Lawrence School. In addition, East Price Hill is home to Cincinnati Christian University. New growth in the Incline District, anchored by the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, brings new attention and vitality to the area.

Lower Price Hill is in the river valley to the southwest, comprising 0.57 square miles. It was known as Eighth and State until recently, getting that name from the major intersection at its center. The 2010 Census lists the population as 1217. The region includes part of Mount Echo Park, and the Lower Price Hill Historic District. The Lower Price Hill Historic District is a registered historic district, listed in the National Register on November 15, 1988. It is roughly bounded by West Eighth Street, State Street, Burns Street, and English Street. It is located just across the railroad tracks to the west of downtown Oyler is a community school serving students from preschool to grade 12.

West Price Hill covers 2.75 square miles and contains over 15,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. The region includes Rapid Run Park (which has some of the best snow-sledding slopes in Cincinnati), the Dunham Recreation Complex (which includes the Dunham Senior Center), Hendy Memorial Park, Miles Edwards Park, and Bruening Park. The area's main streets include Glenway and Sunset Avenues, Guerley, and Ferguson Roads, and Cleves-Warsaw Pike. A thriving business district centers on Prout's Corner at Glenway and Guerley, home of the iconic Price Hill Chili. Just up Glenway from Prout's Corner, is the renovated Covedale Cinema, which has become the headquarters for Cincinnati Landmark Productions.