Architreks, a volunteer program of the Architectural Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Preservation Association, is leading a guided walking tour of the West End’s Betts Longworth Historic District. This narrow street of Italianate homes, 19th century farmhouses and early 20th century structures was once a quiet refuge from the bustle of the city for Cincinnati’s early leaders in retail, consumer goods and emerging industries — a suburb before suburbs.
Learn more about the lush history of the street on an entertaining and informative 90-minute trek as Architreks regales you with stories of the homes and businesses of former residents and Cincinnati magnates.
1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Private tours available for groups of 12 or more. $10 per person for the tour, which includes entrance to the Betts House museum. Tours leave from the Betts House, 416 Clark St., West End, cincinnati-walks.org.