Our History

leavesA Brief History


Since 1992, the Over-the-Rhine Foundation has focused on preserving and promoting OTR’s livability.  Board members led the effort to save the Rothenberg Preparatory Academy building from demolition.  Since 2008 we have been spreading the word, telling the Rooftop Garden Story, and inspiring donors as we raised funds to build the Rooftop Garden.  Cincinnati Public Schools renovated the historic school building and reopened it to students beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.  The neighborhood is humming, and the Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, at the corner of Main Street and East McMillan Street, anchors the activity.

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