Vine Street Hill Cemetery
German Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Chapel
|Location||3701 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Area||Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architect||George & August Brink|
|Architectural style||Romanesque Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||08000115|
|Added to NRHP||February 28, 2008|
Vine Street Hill Cemetery is a notable nonprofit cemetery located at 3701 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Members of the German Evangelical Reform Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul of Cincinnati founded the cemetery, now known as the Vine Street Hill Cemetery in 1849. On February 26, 1850 the first land for the cemetery was purchased from Samuel West. In August 1882 additional land was purchased from F. Feldman and S. West.
The cemetery was originally known as the German Evangelical Protestant Cemetery on Carthage Road or just Carthage Road Cemetery, located three and one half miles from the City of Cincinnati. The name of Carthage for this section of the road starting north of Glenmary Avenue was changed to Vine Street after the suburb of Clifton was annexed to Cincinnati in 1896.
The original and main entrance to the cemetery is 3701 Vine Street and the cemetery became known as the Vine Street Hill Cemetery in 1941.
The German-American architect-builders George and August Brink of Cincinnati designed the chapel located in the center of the cemetery. Cost estimates for the new chapel complex was $15,000 as reported in an article appearing in The Inland Architect in 1884. The German Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Chapel was named to the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 2008. The chapel’s architectural details and craftsmanship expands knowledge of the work and contributions of German-American architects-builders and the specific contributions of George and August Brink to late nineteenth century Cincinnati.
George and August Brink are also credited for the remodeling of John Hauck's home on Dayton Street in Cincinnati. John Hauck was a prominent German-American brewer in Cincinnati and his home is now a museum within the Dayton Street Historic District.
- August Bloedner, designer of the 32nd Indiana Monument
- August "Garry" Herrmann, Cincinnati politician, owner of Cincinnati Reds, chairman of the National Commission for National League Baseball
- The Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records. Volume Three; “Vine Street Hill Cemetery 1852-1977.” Cincinnati, OH 1991
- Segal, Alfred. Cincinnati Post & Times Star. “In Which We Report on 3701 Vine.” (June 30, 1962)
- Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, History of Vine Street Hill Cemetery
- The Inland Architect, IV, 2 (September 1884), p. 31
- Cook, William A., August "Garry" Herrmann, A Baseball Biography, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, NC 2008
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