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Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine: Mapping Over-the-Rhine

  • Graydon on Main 1421 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

The Over-the-Rhine Museum is excited to announce the eighth in our Three Acts Lecture Series: Mapping Over-the-Rhine. Before the smart phone GPS and location technology, we used good old fashioned maps to get around and orient ourselves. Those old maps are still being used to study historic neighborhood evolution to help strategize for smart development. Join our three distinguished speakers, Daniella Beltran, Phil Rowland, and Daniel Ferdelman, who will speak about three specific mapping projects they completed to understand the history and future of Over-the-Rhine.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 7, at Graydon on Main at 1421 Main Street. Doors will open at 6:00 PM for light bites and drinks, with speakers starting at 6:30 PM. The Museum suggests a $5 donation for this interesting evening of stories.  The event is generously funded by Fuel Cincinnati.

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Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine is an innovative series designed to expose attendees to stories of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Each event features three fifteen minute talks on history of Over-the-Rhine.  All three presenters answer questions together about their presentations.

Daniella Beltran
Daniella is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a master's degree in community planning and certificate in real estate development. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from The Ohio State University and is a Cleveland, Ohio native. She plans to focus on improving the urban experience for a range of stakeholders through holistic community and economic development. The mapping project Daniella will share utilized mapping to document commercial uses across three historical periods, and as they exist today, in order to recognize and discuss patterns in the commercial history and growth of Over-the-Rhine.

Phil Rowland
An army brat and graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, Phil is a transplant to the Queen City.  As an in-house graphic designer for local architectural firm GBBN, he has enjoyed watching the recent Cincinnati Renaissance from an architectural point of view. As a People's Liberty grant winner, Phil began You Are Here, an illustrated installation of every single building in a twenty square mile radius of Cincinnati, including Over-the-Rhine. The maps were drawn onto the floors, walls, and windows of the Globe gallery space across from Findlay Market and then covered with clear dry erase coating that resulted in a giant immersive Cincinnati coloring book for the community to enjoy.  

Daniel Ferdelman
Daniel is an architect and urban designer who advises on design issues at the City of Columbus when not pursuing private projects, raising two daughters or serving his local community of Bexley. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from The Ohio State University, a master of community planning degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Born and raised Kettering, Ohio, Daniel resides in Bexley, Ohio with his wife and two daughters. Daniel’s project set out to determine how the original street and lot pattern of Over-the-Rhineaffected the incidence of development, demolition and redevelopment. The study particularly examined the correlation between the pattern of streets, lots and building types on the one hand, and the survival of 19th century buildings on the other.

The Over-the-Rhine Museum inspires understanding and respect for the people who have created and lived in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood by working with visitors and community members to uncover, present, and preserve their stories in an immersive experience.

Dann Woellert
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