Historic house tour a walk down Millionaire’s Row

Sunday, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., Dayton Street Historic District

Take a walk down Millionaire’s Row with the Dayton Street Preservation Foundation.

The foundation will host its Biannual Historic House Tour. More than a dozen homes in the Dayton Street Historic District will be open for public viewing.

Known in the late 1800s as Millionaire’s Row, Dayton Street is in the Old West End of Cincinnati. When the community was developed, brewery owners, pork packers and even a Civil War general called this area home.  

The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Architecture styles include Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire and Victorian.  

Several homes on the tour are in various stages of renovation so visitors will see structures, foundations and restorations, as well as finished properties.

One notable feature of Dayton Street is house 812, or the Hauck House. Built in 1870, it was owned by John Hauck, who saved the Cincinnati Zoo when it faced financial difficulties. His home was obtained in 1968 by the Miami Purchase Association, a historic preservation organization, and remains open to the public.

Food vendors will be on hand, and Heberle School will be open so tourgoers may view floor plans and images of what the building will look like after it is renovated as condos.

Tickets are $10 (cash only, at ticket booth, corner of Dayton and Baymiller) starting at noon, day of walk. Children 12 and under admitted free.

Parking will be available at Heberle, Bloom and City Link.


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