The Hotel Alms

In 1891, Frederick Alms built a large apartment building on McMillan, just across Elmwood Place (later renamed Alms Place, now Victory Parkway) from his palatial Continue Reading

About Us

The Walnut Hills Historical Society (WHHS) is a committee of the Walnut Hills Area Council. We conduct historical research on the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Continue Reading

Projects

Walnut Hills and the Great Migration Our November, 2020, virtual meeting featured research by Geoff Sutton on how Cincinnati and our neighborhood responded to the Continue Reading

Oral History

Walnut Hills has many people who grew up in the neighborhood — some having lived here all their lives. Others moved to the area as Continue Reading

Baldwin Piano

D.H. Baldwin, a music teacher in Cincinnati, began selling pianos in about 1862; his stock included Chickering and Steinway products. In 1865, he hired a Continue Reading

Frances Jones Poetker

Frances Jones Poetker, of “Jones the Florist,” was born in Walnut Hills in 1913. The family had moved the floral business from Northern Kentucky to Continue Reading