Alms Park

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The Frederick H. Alms Memorial Park is a Cincinnati park in the community of Mt. Lookout/Columbia-Tusculum, most often called "Alms Park" for short, owned and operated by the Cincinnati Park Board.

In 1916, 85 acres (34 ha) of land was donated to the city by Mrs. Frederick H. Alms on the condition a park be established in honor of her late husband.[1] The land was originally owned by Nicholas Longworth, once the wealthiest man in Cincinnati and patriarch of the Longworth family.

The landscaping was designed by the Cleveland, Ohio landscape architect Albert Davis Taylor. The park's centerpiece, a pavilion in the Italian Renaissance style, was completed in 1929 by architects Stanley Matthews and Charles Wilkins Short, Jr..[2]

A bronze statue of Stephen Foster, author of "My Old Kentucky Home", was installed in Alms Park in 1937. It faces south, towards the hills of Kentucky.[3]

Coordinates: 39°06′41″N 84°25′44″W / 39.111316°N 84.428994°W / 39.111316; -84.428994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 245. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Alms Park". www.cincinnatiparks.com. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 245. Retrieved 2013-05-30.