|Betts Longworth Historic District Walking Tour|
Tucked away in the southeast corner of the West End, the BLHD features streetscapes unlike any other in the city. Narrow Italianate homes are mixed with nineteenth century farmhouses and early twentieth century gems. The Betts Longworth Historic District, once farmland far removed from town, became the home of notable manufacturing and retailing families. The stories of their homes and business will be explored in this 90 minute tour lead by Betts House volunteers.
The tour was developed for The Betts House by Architreks/Cincinnati-Walks, Cincinnati's premier architectural walking tour. http://www.cincinnati-walks.org/
Upcoming Walking Tours
September 24, 2016
October 22, 2016 - In celebration of FotoFocus, this tour will also include architectural photography suggestions. Bring your cameras!
Bond at the Betts
Each summer, Bond at the Betts, offers youth, ages 8 to 16, from urban recreation center summer programs, a hands-on introduction to the building trades. Past activities have included mixing mortar and laying brick, an introduction to archaeology, housepainting, roofing, blacksmithing, and an introduction to architecture. Our youth are instructed and guided in these activities by qualified professionals with long and distinguished careers in these fields.
The 2016 Bond at the Betts program has been generously funded by The Spirit of Construction Foundation and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Summertime Kids program. Many thanks to our funders and to our instructors: Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, Baker Concrete, Callidas Construction, CAP, Cincinnati State, Hummel Restoration, Scott McHenry, Messer Construction, Andrew Perryman, Tecta Amercia Zero Company, and Tiburon Energy.
Bond at the Betts received an Award of Merit from the American Architectural Foundation's Grants Program in 2008.
Please note: Bond at the Betts is a group program and is unable to accept individual children at this time. There are other summer building trades programs that focus on individual children offere3d elsewhere in the community.
We do however welcome inquiries from recreation and youth groups who might want to participate in Bond at the Betts in June of 2017 Please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 513.651.0734.