Madisonville: A Future Built on the Past, History of a Cincinnati Suburb
with Cincinnati Museum Center Director of History Collections and Preservation, Scott Gampfer; Madisonville Historic Society member Janet Meckstroth-Blank, and Artsville Director Kathy Garrison
7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Artville (address: 5021 Whetsel Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45227)
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Cincinnati grew from a footprint of four square miles at the time of incorporation in 1819 to a footprint today of over seventy-seven square miles. Madisonville was added in a decade when the City of Cincinnati expanded over an area of more than 20 square miles, largely made possible through the annexation of surrounding cities and villages. Cincinnati Museum Center Director of History Collections and Preservation, Scott Gampfer, Madisonville Historic Society member Janet Meckstroth-Blank, and Artsville Director Kathy Garrison will tell the story of Madisonville through the lens of annexation. The community was established in 1809 and named after the fourth president of the United States. The Village of Madisonville experienced extraordinary growth in its population and infrastructure through the dedication of its residents. After the first failed attempt in 1900, Madisonville was annexed into the City of Cincinnati in 1911. Join us as we discuss how Cincinnati’s physical location and other factors led the city to expand through annexation, the history of Madisonville’s development, and the ongoing legacy of the neighborhood.
In collaboration with the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., and Artsville.