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Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« on: October 24, 2006, 07:24:12 PM »
Piatt Park
I changed up the order of the first two volumes.  I figured it was only fitting considering Piatt's history.

For those unfamiliar with Cincinnati, this is a gorgeous park that sits in the middle of what is 8th street, but this portion has been renamed Garfield Place, for which the park also features a statue of this Ohio born president.

***Cincinnati dates the beginning of its park system to 1817 when the city accepted the donation of land downtown that is now Piatt Park.

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The first part of the thread is from the winter time, you will later see some green!




I love this pic!


The Garfield statue:


Cool fountain, IMO:


GREEN!!!








Thats all!


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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 08:15:31 PM »
Nice touch in downtown!

Do you know if there's any connection between the Piatt name on this park and the family that built the Piatt Castles near Bellefontaine?
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 08:23:09 PM »
Nice pics, but James Garfield is from Moreland Hills, near Cleveland.

Wm. Henry Harrison is on the Elm St end of the park. You could argue he's a Cincinnatian.
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006, 09:22:17 PM »
^Good call :-D

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006, 10:48:58 PM »
Ah, very nice...can't wait for the rest of the series!

And I believe they're the same Piatt's from Cincinnati as in Bellefontaine:

http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Logan/LoganChapXVII.htm

In the southwest part of the township is a little log chapel belonging to the Catholic Church. It had its origin somewhat as follows: When the Catholics first came to Cincinnati, the property-holders refused to sell them land, but Benjamin M. Piatt, who was a large property-holder then, was less hostile, and notified Bishop Fenwick, that he could have a building site not far from his residence. The intercourse thus opened up between the clergy and the Piatt family, resulted after a while in the conversion of Mrs. Piatt from the Methodist to the Catholic faith. When the Piatt family came to Logan County, Mrs. Piatt persuaded her husband to donate fire acres to the church.

Meanwhile, from the Cincinnati Parks webpage:

http://dynamic.cinci-parks.org/cgi-bin/parks.cgi/park_desc?park_id=101

Piatt, Cincinnati's first park, was given to the city by brothers John M. and Benjamin M. Piatt in 1817 "for a market space."

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 02:01:28 AM »
^ Good stuff RiverViewer

Nice photos Uncle Rando.

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 02:07:59 PM »
And, while I don't have the dates on me, Piatt Park was changed to Garfiled Park at one time in the city's history and then changed back.  When they changed it back they didn't bother changing the name of the street so that's why it is Garfiled Place and Piatt Park.

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 09:47:53 PM »
I know what I'm talking about beotches. ;)
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 03:00:15 PM »
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006, 04:54:15 PM »
nice.  i like the change of seasons as well as the idea of a city parks thread series too.

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2006, 04:58:40 PM »
So when do we get the next edition of Cincy Parks?
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006, 12:33:30 AM »
Pigeonshit Park is a nice place indeed.

Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2006, 07:43:13 PM »
So when do we get the next edition of Cincy Parks?

Easy now....I just poped this guy up here not too long ago.  I'm a busy man, but since this seems to be a VERY popular thread idea, and there are a ton of GREAT city parks....I will welcome anyone else to pick up where I have left off, and we all can go from there!

Lets share the greatness of Cincy's parks with the world!!!

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2006, 03:20:47 PM »
One of my favorite parts of downtown Cincy. 


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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 07:57:41 PM »
Who was Piatt?

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008, 08:04:07 PM »
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2008, 08:18:59 PM »
Too bad Cincy only has four parks. :-(

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2008, 05:49:15 PM »
Too bad Cincy only has four parks. :-(

Funny ink, I'll get to the rest of them this Spring/Summer.  Hold me to that.

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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 05:53:55 PM »
^---How many parks does Cincinnati have? I didn't ever get a chance to get to much of them when I was living down there.
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Re: Cincy Parks Vol. 1: Piatt Park
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2008, 07:57:12 PM »
^---How many parks does Cincinnati have? I didn't ever get a chance to get to much of them when I was living down there.

I read an article that Cincy actually has the 7th highest amount of park space per resident

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