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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy 150th Anniversary, Mt. Lookout!

Historic photo of Mt. Lookout Square
(Img: Cincy Shirts)

This year is the 150th anniversary of our community! 

To celebrate, we have a number of special activities and events planned – from a wine tasting party to Mt. Lookout Day at the Ball Park. We have something else brewing too, but aren’t quite ready to share that just yet . . . Be sure to keep an eye out – more information is coming soon!

Did You Know?
Our community was originally named Delta. Founded as a farming community, Delta was located in what was known as Spencer Township. In 1870, it was annexed by the City of Cincinnati.

In 1873, the Cincinnati Observatory was moved from Mt. Adams and placed in Delta. The neighborhood’s name was soon changed to Mount Lookout. Today, the Observatory is still active and boasts the oldest working telescope in the U.S.

In 1901, a Frenchman names Frank Boesch bought four acres of land in the neighborhood and developed most of the western side of the Square. One of the buildings still bears his name.

The oldest business on the Square is Rohde Funeral Home, established in 1919. The second oldest business is Zip’s Café, which opened in 1926.

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