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Mt. Adams

Named after President John Quincy Adams, who in 1843 delivered the dedication address for what was then known as the world’s most powerful observatory (now site of the Monastery), the Hill has long enjoyed a tradition of fine wine, art and entertainment. Art came to Mt. Adams in 1892 when Maria Longworth Stroer moved her pottery factory to the Hill. The grand-daughter of Nicholas Longworth, Maria created a unique style of ceramic finishes and tints which she named Rookwood Pottery. Quickly, it became internationally proclaimed for its jewel-like porcelain finishes and still treasured by collectors today. Today, there’s nothing compared to the hilltop excitement of Mt. Adams. Down the steep, winding streets of this community are many fashionable stores, restaurants, and bars. If there were a nutritional label for Mt. Adams, it might read 20 percent residential, 20 percent bars and restaurants, 20 percent parks and 40 percent arts. One of the factors that attract so many artists and professionals is the lively village atmosphere. Residents feel that Mt. Adams offers a unique kind of urban life and for that reason, there is a deep sense of community pride. With breathtaking river and city views and the downtown cultural activities just five minutes away, Mt. Adams has gained a reputation for being a highly desirable place to live and watch the nationally famous fireworks display on the river on Labor Day. Mt. Adams has its own Community Center which offers a variety of activities. Eden Park, Krohn Conservatory, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Art Museum and the planetarium are all located in Mt. Adams. Some local clubs and organizations include the Mt. Adams Civic Association and the Cincinnati Art Club, which is by membership.