Mariemont Inn in the Village of Mariemont, Ohio

photo by: Karen Sullivan

11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Village of Mariemont

  • Constructed: 1921-1925
  • Architect: John Nolen
  • Location: Mariemont, OH

One of America’s most picturesque communities, the Village of Mariemont is a National Historic Landmark designed between 1921 and 1925 by renowned landscape architect and community planner John Nolen. Considered one of America’s most important examples of town planning, it was named a “Top 10 Great Neighborhood in America” by the American Planning Association in 2008, and its elegant layout continues to inspire planners and designers to this day.

“As a National Historic Landmark and one of the nation’s preeminent examples of town planning, the Village of Mariemont is a uniquely idyllic American community.”

Stephanie Meeks

“As a National Historic Landmark and one of the nation’s preeminent examples of town planning, the Village of Mariemont is a uniquely idyllic American community,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The proposal to build an elevated highway through the southern part of the Village would permanently scar this place and forever alter the careful designs that have made it an inspiration for generations of planners.”

Now, the Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing a major transportation project that would significantly impact the Village, including a possible elevated highway through its southern border. In addition to disrupting Mariemont’s design, the proposed transportation project would also impact other natural and cultural resources, including the nationally designated Wild and Scenic Little Miami River valley, a freshwater aquifer, and Native American archaeological sites.

The Village of Mariemont was included on the Trust's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2013.

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