One hundred years ago, Memorial Hall was built on Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine to honor military servicemen and women of Hamilton County.
The inspiration of the neo-classical facade has dedicated the building to the memory of local heroes.
The building bares an inscription that states, "in memory of soldiers, sailors and pioneers."
Statues that stand above the Hall's entry guard not only the monument but also a piece of Cincinnati's history.
Being one of 11 hall memorials remaining in the state of Ohio, Hamilton County's Memorial Hall may soon become a sacrifice for the cause of urban renewal.
The County is has been reviewing the monument's future in Over-the-Rhine for the past two months.
They are continuing to debate whether to sell the building or renovate.
Before such changes are made, the Memorial Hall Society has invited the Tri-State to tour the building.
Memorial Hall will be open to the public on Memorial Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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