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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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  • This is one of the seven hills of Cincinnati and it looks just like it did 50 years ago. The quaint old homes are very well maintained and the neighborhood has many restaurants and bars to serve every...  more »
  • Beautiful area to visit and walk. Spring time the flowers and garden areas are beautiful. Great place to view the city and enjoy an afternoon.  more »
  • Mt Adams has so many perfect views it's hard to determine the absolute best...they're all good! The lookout at Celestial & Hill streets is picturesque, Mirror Lake between Eden Park & Playhouse In The...  more »

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