Detail View: Architecture and Urban Planning Collection: Bird House

Work Record ID: 
1095
Reproduction Record ID: 
1095
Work Class: 
Architecture
Work Type: 
zoo building
Title: 
Passenger Pigeon Memorial
Title Type: 
preferred
Title: 
Bird House
Title Type: 
alternate
Creator: 
McLaughlin, James W., 1834-1923
Creator Dates: 
1834-1923
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal
Creator Role: 
architect
Date: 
1875
Date Type: 
creation
Location: 
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type: 
site
Location: 
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Avondale (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Culture: 
American
Culture: 
Japanese
Subject: 
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject: 
National Register of Historic Places
Subject: 
National Historic Landmark
Subject: 
Avondale (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Subject: 
zoo buildings
Subject: 
aviaries
Subject: 
memorials
Related Work: 
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Relation Type: 
component of
Description: 
"A National Historic Landmark, the last remaining Japanese pagoda-style building that was one of the Zoo's early bird aviaries, built in 1875, has been preserved as the Passenger Pigeon Memorial. The exhibit pays tribute to Martha, the last known passenger pigeon who died at the Zoo in 1914. Once the most numerous bird on Earth, the passenger pigeon was hunted into extinction. The last captive Carolina parakeet, Incas, also died at the Zoo, in 1918, and is commemorated here."
Information Source: 
http://www.cincyzoo.org/Exhibits/AnimalExhibits/PassengerPigeon/passengerpigeon.html Accessed 7 May 2007.
Reproduction Creator: 
Cincinnati Preservation Association
Reproduction Creator Type: 
donor
Reproduction View: 
Roof
Reproduction View Type: 
exterior view
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
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