History & Culture

An artists sketch rendering of the Mt. Auburn area, c.1850
The Historic Mt. Auburn District

Find out why the Mount Auburn district was often referred to as Cincinnati's "Fifth Avenue" in the 19th century.

A large house with a wrought iron fence and children posing in the yard
The Taft house with children standing on the lawn and one sitting on the concrete pillar.  c.1870.

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William Howard Taft National Historic Site preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of William Howard Taft, the nation's 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The site was established in 1969 to give visitors an understanding of the environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy. We encourage visitors to explore the stories and articles listed on this page to learn more about the "Gentle Giant" and the Cincinnati area in which he grew up.



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        Last updated: July 21, 2020

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