Join us for the 7th annual CTM Golf Outing, dinner on the Clubhouse deck and prizes!
Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm 18 hole scramble
Dinner: 6:00 pm; welcome families and friends.
Honoring: Tom Reese, “Mr. Clifton,” after play concludes, 6:45 pm.
The “Beat the Lady Bearcat” is back with lots of prizes for golf feats and the golf Gift & Basket raffle. Kids putting contest starts after 6 pm. Over the years, the Golf Outing has helped raise $50,000 for charitable cause in Clifton. Proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Shotgun start: 2 pm
Fee: $90 per player. Make your own foursome or we can pair you up.
Dinner for Guests: $10 (Kids 12 and under eat for free)
your calendars, the 7th Annual Clifton Town Meeting Golf Outing will be at Avon
Fields Golf Course on Saturday, August 24 with shotgun start at 2 p.m. Each
year Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) chooses a partner for the golf outing with the
partner receiving the majority of proceeds from the event. CTM is proud to
announce Golf Outing partner The Little Sisters of the Poor who celebrate their
150th anniversary in Cincinnati this year! To date the outing has raised nearly
$50,000 to support good causes in and around Clifton. Similar to last year families
are invited afterward for dinner on the deck. Kids 12 and under eat for free!
We had a great family turnout last year!
I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Sister Mary Imelda to talk about The Little Sisters of The Poor and their service to elderly in our community. St. Paul’s Home (476 Riddle Road) is home to about 100 elderly residents 65 and over with health needs and of little means. The Little Sisters live with the residents at St. Paul’s, dedicating their lives to their care. In doing so they provide dignity and ultimately “lead them to their eternity in a peaceful way”. Each day some of the Sisters go out and collect food, supplies and personal care products for the residents in the facility. The in-kind and cash donations the Sisters collect provide substantial support for the care of the residents.
Sisters recently had a whole facility back-up generator installed, which should
come online in a few months. Soon they will need to replace their commercial
dishwasher. The funds from the Golf Outing will be used to defray some of the food
costs for the residents.
The Little Sisters of The Poor have upcoming events which are open to the public: Mother’s Day Weekend Bake Sale, and a Spaghetti Dinner on June 29.
This reveal is the historical building on the 2018 Clifton House Tour.
George Barnesdale Cox. (1853-1916), nationally known for many years as the “Easy Boss of
Cincinnati,” controlled city politics for over 25 years. When in his early 40s, “Boss” Cox contracted the region’s most prominent architectural firm, Hannaford & Sons, to build a residence for for his status in the Clifton Gaslight District on a property opposite Burnet Woods Park. Samuel Hannaford had recently completed both City Hall and Music Hall and over his career designed more than 300 buildings in the Cincinnati area, including a store and apartment building on 7th Street for Cox. Cox lived in Parkview manor and entertained lavishly there from 1895 until his death from pneumonia at age 63 in 1916. His wife maintained the home until she died in 1938. It was bequeathed to the Union Bethel and became a home for girls until 1947 when it was purchased by Pi Kappa Alpha for a fraternity house. In 2007 Michael L. Dever purchased the property and then in 2010 donated it to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to become what is now the Clifton Branch of the Library. Upon completion of extensive remodeling to upgrade the building and meet modern facility requirements it opened to the public on May 28, 2015.
Our fifth reveal for the 2018 Clifton House Tour is the Alscher Hancock House built in 2013.
This imaginative exercise in residential infill integrates Twentieth Century Modernism with more recent contemporary architecture, while being distinct from, yet compatible with, the surrounding historically-inflected homes.
The basically box-like form of their residence is actually an “L” shape hat opens up an extra seven degrees. The roof appears deceptively flat but is also slightly angled toward the center in what is known as a “butterfly” form. The home is enlivened outside and in by intersecting shapes at narrow angles that provide deep overhangs above the front entry and rear deck, as well as oriel windows (hanging bays) that relieve the rectangular overall form. The theme of angularity continues with the double butterfly shape of the roof recalling Mid-Century Modern design, with its high sides dipping downward to a central valley that provides both interior drama and efficient drainage. For the home’s façades, a juxtaposition between materials is created; although its basic exterior surfaces have a smooth stucco finish, raised panels of concrete block masonry are openly treated as mere veneer in order to be structurally honest, since they are non-load- bearing yet establish a layered, textural contrast. Also, stone was selected to relate sensitively to the native stone found in the site and reused in the landscaping.
The Alscher Hancock House has achieved the highest level of LEED certification-
Our fourth reveal for the 2018 Clifton House Tour is the Louis W. Kaiser House, built in 1909.
Evoking the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early Prairie Style, this relatively modest home also represents the reaction against the excesses of Late Victorian Period Eclecticism. It was designed in 1909 for an officer of the once-prominent John Van Range Co. (a later rival of the Resor Stove Company). With emphasis on horizontal elements, the façade utilizes wide eaves that cross the first-floor front, the projecting porch, and even more deeply the main roof line. Used as roof supports at the front porch, bold masonry piers encase the entrance
and simplified wooden balusters. Plain square windows punctuate the bare walls.