Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
1786
Reproduction Record ID:
1786
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
parish house
Work Type:
recreation centers
Title:
Mariemont Recreation Center
Title Type:
preferred
Title:
Mariemont Parish Center
Title Type:
alternate
Material:
brick
Material Type:
other
Material:
stone (rock)
Material Type:
other
Creator:
deGersdorff, George, active early 20th century
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1930
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
Mariemont (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period:
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
bell towers
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
arches
Subject:
campaniles
Subject:
towers (building divisions)
Subject:
Mariemont (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Subject:
recreation centers
Description:
Construction began in the fall of 1927 and the building was completed in May 1930. Originally referred to as the Recreation Center, the building was open to the community and even served as a home for the Branch Library which had outgrown its previous building. In 1931 several athletic groups were using the building. These include the Mariemont Rifle Club, Mariemont Archery Club, and candle pin bowling leagues. In 1931 the Guild Players (later called Mariemont Players) were founded in 1937. Men's softball and Knothole Baseball leagues were also started in 1939. In June, 1947, the Village took control of the tennis courts located next to the recreation center. In December of that same year the community church began to use the South wing of the building for church functions and activities. In July, 1950, the church formally occupied the entire recreation building and the name was changed to the Parish Center.
Information Source:
Sexton, P.M. Mariemont: A brief chronicle of its origin and development. Mariemont, OH: Village of Mariemont, 1966. 22-40.
Reproduction Creator:
Flischel, Robert A.
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction View:
Clock tower
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction Rights Statement:
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Mariemont Parish Center