Home tours are a wonderful way to gain an appreciation for architectural nuance and good design. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County offers a slight twist on the idea by having the homeowner come to you. Well, sort of.
The library is offering a “Cincinnati Houses” program series. Every other month, you’ll hear a presentation at the main library by the current homeowner about the history of his or her noteworthy house. Coming up in March, UC DAAP professor Patrick Snadon speaks about Elmwood Hall (Neoclassical villa) in Ludlow, Ky. The month of May brings a talk about the Boulter House (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian) in Clifton and Riverside’s Matthew McWilliams house (Greek Revival) comes up in July. You’ll find more info at the library’s website: www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2012/mycincinnatihouse.html.