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Mount Adams, Cincinnati

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Mt. Adams is a geographic landmark and residential neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, located directly east of downtown Cincinnati, south of Walnut Hills, south-west of East Walnut Hills, and west of the East End.Mt. Adams is surrounded by one of Cincinnati's finest parks—Eden Park, Cincinnati. The park borders the hill on three sides and gives residents a sense of removal from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located within the park is the Krohn Conservatory and one of Cincinnati's oldest water works projects, now part of the park. Mt. Adams landmarks include the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, Rookwood Pottery (now converted to a restaurant), Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Holy Cross Monastery and the Immaculata Church.The 1,491 residents of Mt. Adams have a per capita income of $79,981.HistoryMount Adams was originally known as Mount Ida. The namesake was from Ida Martin, a washerwoman who lived in the hollow of an old sycamore tree located on a steep hill.In the early 1800s the steep Mount Adams hillside was largely barren as early settlers had cut down all the trees for timber to construct their homes.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Big, beautiful houses, and equally beautiful scenery. My mom and I walk here occasionally and we really love it. Very quiet, not a lot of foot traffic.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    I really enjoyed the view, there are lots of things to do around mount adams, you should check it out if you have never been.  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Mt. Adams is both historic and scenic. Hard to believe at one time this was the ghetto just outside of the city of Cincinnati. At one time this was a diversified neighborhood of newly arrived Irish, G...  more »

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