Our third reveal for the 2018 Clifton House Tour is the John G. Japp House, built in 1905.
This splendid example of the American Four-Square architectural form (the cubical
two-story equivalent of a one-story “bungalow’) is elaborated by subtle period
references, while retaining its overall Arts & Crafts character. Each façade is almost
symmetrical with the centers emphasized by dormers that share the gentle “rake” or
outward slope of the hipped red-tiled roofs. One of the earth-tone orange-brick
home’s distinguishing features is the use of alternating brick quoins to accentuate
the corners including those of the flat bays on the front and angled bays on the sides.
Also remarkable are the imposing chimneys which flair at their tops for emphasis.
Our first reveal for the 2018 Clifton House Tour is the Kineon-Lloyd House, built in 1887.
The Kineon-Lloyd House is an excellent example of the late 19th-century Richardsonian Romanesque Style, named after the influential Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886). His great local work was also one of his last: The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Building at 4th and Vine Streets (built in 1885-88 and burnt to the ground in 1911). Known for its massiveness, this style features picturesque roofline profiles, rustication, and polychrome materials with semi-circular archways for doorways and clustered windows. It also is noted for the use of rich texture and an exuberant language of floral stone carving.
Presented by Clifton Town Meeting and the Clifton Business Association, “Holidays on Ludlow” will take place on Friday, December 2nd from 6 – 9 PM in Clifton’s gaslight business district on Ludlow Avenue. This annual, free, family fun event includes the UCBearcat Band leading the DAAP Light -Up Parade, Santa arriving via a firetruck and the outstanding horse drawn carriage rides. Music on the plaza will feature the Cincinnati Bethel Choir, the Mt. Lookout Brass and a French Horn Ensemble. Strolling carolers made up of the Smooth Transitions Barbershop Quartet and the United Methodist choir will be entertaining holiday revelers as they take advantage of the many merchant and restaurant specials or while checking out the Ludlow 21 Pop-Up Shop. Complimentary refreshments, cookies, candy, popcorn, and warm cider, will help nudge you along the avenue. Children’s activities include story hour by Eric (Clifton’s favorite librarian), crafts sponsored by CCAC, Ernie the balloon elf at Leona’s on Ludlow and free photos with Santa sponsored by Cincinnati EyeCare Team. Don’t forget to stop by Petey’s Pet Stop & the Howell Avenue Pet Clinic located on Howell Ave. to get a photo of your pet with Santa and further enjoy complimentary refreshments.
The CTM 3rd Annual Golf Outing was held on August 22. It was a great day for golfing, and 80 golfers worked the Avon Fields Golf Course. CTM is grateful for the sponsors of this event. Check them out in all the pictures. We will be adding more along with some results of the event to this post next week.
Tom Lohre was presented with the 3rd annual Friend of Clifton award by Tom Dwyer, one of the organizers of the golf outing. Tom volunteered to take all the noted pictures, and CTM is grateful for this.
Come join your friends and neighbors at this years CliftonFest on Ludlow. Spanning three days from Friday September 25th at 6PM the festivities continue during daytime and evening hours until Sunday the 27th at 6 PM. There is a great musical line-up, chalk art, street vendors, artisans, a 5K race on Sunday, and much more. Many more details including volunteer information is available at the link above. Be sure not to miss out on the fun!