The recent $46 million
restoration/reinvention of Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park is already
reaping artistic dividends — it’s responsible for a new musical tribute
to the transformative powers of landscape architecture.
On June 20 at 7 p.m., Spring Grove
Cemetery will offer a Twilight Tour of what I believe is one of the
finest and most prescient war memorials in this region — its Civil War
section, where 1,027 soldiers are buried in a manner so subtly
unobtrusive to the surroundings that it’s easy to overlook.
The most famous ghost story of Spring Grove cemetery involves the grave of an optometrist named C.C. Breuer. The story goes that when Breuer died, he asked that his eyes be removed from his body and placed into a bronze bust that was placed on the grave marker.
Pick just about any local outdoor trail, and Tamara York has almost certainly been down it. She wrote the book on local hiking trails — literally — with her 2009 publication of '60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati' (via local publisher Clerisy Press and their outdoor imprint, Menasha Ridge).