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Ludlow Historic Society receives Cinci Preservation award for restoration of the Latta row house

The Ludlow Historic Society’s restoration of a row house on Elm St., along with its new owner, has merited an award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association, which will be presented at its annual meeting in the Newsreel Theater at Union Terminal on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Facade of No. 232 fully restored with recreated windows, doors, hoods and iron fencing.

A grant from the Josephine Ardery Foundation and assistance from the Northern Kentucky Catalytic Fund made possible the project which was completed in 2018.

Historic Society Board members Patrick Snadon, Joy Amann and Brenda Boone spearheaded the restoration, and Cameron Williams, the owner, made additional interior improvements.

The row house, part of a five-unit row of small Victorian townhouses, was built in 1884-85 on the estate of engineer-inventor Alexander Latta under the direction of his daughter, businesswoman and developer Luella Latta.

At the time, Ludlow was growing rapidly with the advent of the railroad and the creation of the rail yards in the city. Over many years, especially with the decline of the railroad in mid-20th Century, the row houses deteriorated or were used for commercial purposes.

The row houses on Elm St. are now in the recently designated historic district of Ludlow, which includes Elm St. east to west from the railroad bridge to Adela St., and south to north from Elm St. to the river.

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