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    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 15 West 6th Street
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    Tour the Terrace Plaza Hotel **Members only and limited to 40 attendees**

    Please note: this event replaces our December brunch open house. 

    Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.

    Take a tour of the Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati’s most important Modernist structure; the first International-style hotel built in America; and the first commission of Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) to be widely published and receive national attention. Completed in 1948, the Terrace Plaza was an innovative mixed-use building that combined two department stores, office space, hotel, apartments and restaurants in a new way—particularly in locating the hotel lobby eight floors up. The chief designer, Natalie DeBlois, was a pioneering woman architect, who worked with a team of other designers who conceived of every detail of the building—interiors, furniture, textiles, uniforms, tableware, graphics—and even ashtrays and matchbook covers. The hotel was a milestone in the use of corporate art, including a Miro mural in the famous Gourmet Room on the roof; an Alexander Calder mobile in the lobby and a Saul Steinberg mural in the Skyline Restaurant on the 8 th floor. The artworks were moved to the Cincinnati Art Museum in a 1965 renovation, but there are still many original features to see.

    The tour will be led by Andy Scott and Beth Sullebarger.

    Andy Scott, owner’s representative for the Terrace Plaza, is a development consultant with a long association with Hines Interests. His claim to fame is leading the $260 million rehabilitation of the magnificent Kansas City Union Station in the 1990s. More recently in Cincinnati, Andy managed pre-construction planning for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company that led to building their new theater on Washington Park.

    Beth Sullebarger is a long-time preservation consultant based in Glendale, who co-authored the National Register nomination for the Terrace Plaza with Shawn Tubb. Other recent projects include National Historic Landmark designation for Greenhills and National Register listing for the 1936 Lowrie House at 20 Rawson Woods Circle, Cincinnati’s first International-style home.

    A maximum of 40 people can attend. Meet under the canopy at 15 West 6 th Street, across from the Cincinnatian Hotel. Parking can be found on the street or in the Fountain Square garage.


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Saturday, October 28, 2017 October Coffee Chat
Saturday, August 19, 2017 cf3 Tiki Party
Saturday, July 29, 2017 cf3 ‘re-tour’ of a Rudy Hermes-designed home
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Minimalist Farmhouse Tour
Saturday, May 13, 2017 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPA's Wyoming House Tour
Saturday, April 08, 2017 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPA's Floor Restoration Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017 cf3 @ the 20th Century Cincinnati Show
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Saturday, December 10, 2016 cf3 Holiday Coffee Chat 'Extra'
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Saturday, November 12, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: cf3 Evening Pot Luck (Members Only)
Saturday, October 08, 2016 RESCHEDULED: Bellarmine Chapel Tour (Members Only)
Sunday, October 02, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to AFC's Tour of the Corbett Residence
Sunday, September 25, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to Cincinnati Art Museum's Screening of Eames Documentary
Saturday, September 10, 2016 EVENT CANCELLED: Bellarmine Chapel Tour (Members Only)
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Jose Garcia Construction Tour (Members Only)
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Gibson Greetings Building Tour
Saturday, May 07, 2016 cf3 Extends an Invitation to CPAs Raeburn Estate House Tour
Saturday, March 19, 2016 cf3/CPA Tour of Cincinnati Fire Division Headquarters
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Airing of 'A Hillside Firm' at the 20th Century Show
Saturday, January 30, 2016 2016 Annual Pot Luck
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Case Study Side x Side Moderns in Amberley Village
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Coffee Chat at The Willke House
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Greenhills Community Building & Walking Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015 cf3 Craft Beer Night & Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015 2015 Annual Pot Luck
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Coffee Chat: Zimmer House
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Coffee Chat: Rader House
Saturday, August 02, 2014 cf3 Coffee Chat/Think Tank
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Annual cf3 Swap Meet!
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Coffee Chat: Zembrodt House
Sunday, April 13, 2014 cf3 Twofer Clifton Coffee Chat
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Mid Century Modernism Symposium
Saturday, March 29, 2014 Rauh House Tour
Saturday, February 22, 2014 2014 Pot Luck / General Meeting & Election
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Bothwell Residence Tour
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Cincinnati Zoo Architectural Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Harper Residence Tour
Friday, April 05, 2013 Sheblessy/Rich Cocktail Chat
Sunday, February 24, 2013 Ask the Midcentury Experts Panel
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