Preservation Foundation (MPF) is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the
unique qualities of the Village of Mariemont, which is located 10 mi. East of
3919 Plainville Rd.
Open to the public on Saturday. from 9:00 to 12 noon. Other hours by
appointment . Email Lisa Woodruff,
MPF seeks to reaffirm the principles of town
planning that made Mariemont a ‘National Exemplar’ and earned it a place on
the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and
National Historic Landmark status in 2007.
MPF collects and preserves historic archives
and protects historic properties in the village; perpetuates the dream of
Mariemont’s founder, Mary Emery, as a special place for family life.
appreciation for Mariemont’s significant archaeological period
MPF Funds Village
Groups & Programs
This year MPF
set aside $15,000 in grants to fund local projects that make the village a
University of Cincinnati professor Ken Tankersley received $500 to perform soil
tests in the Village's lower 80 acres.
MPF also awarded $2,000 to create trail signage for the South 80 acres, which is
a combination of woods, farmland and community gardens abutting the Little Miami
Another $1,500 grant went to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center, 6980
MPF's Grant Committee encourages other residents and organizations to submit
projects that would help "in making Mariemont a better place." Grants could be
awarded for cultural, educational or historical purposes, but must be geared
towards betterment of the Village.
Further information regarding this year's awards can be found at
Future Grant Applications Grant awards will be made twice
yearly, once in mid-March and again in mid-September. Grant applications may
either be downloaded from MPF's website or picked up at the MPF's office at 3919
detailed information on MPF's Grant Awards Program, please contact Lisa
Woodruff, MPF's Executive Secretary. She can be reached at 272-1166.
Mariemont: A Pictorial History of a Model Town
Text by Millard F. Rogers, Jr.
Design by Karen Monzel Hughes
history is beautifully expressed in the illustrations and text of this generous-size, 9"x12" hardcover book, a new publication
by Ohio University Press and the Mariemont Preservation Foundation. Black-and-white illustrations
are drawn from the extensive MPF archival collection of drawings, maps, and
photographs and from other carefully selected sources. Architects'
renderings, John Nolen's plans, and photographs of Mariemont by the eminent
Nancy Ford Cones are included. Color photographs by award-winning
photographer Robert Flischel and designer Karen Hughes show today's Mariemont.
SPECIAL PRICE (through MPF): $48.00 (tax included).
MPF MEMBER PRICE: $45.00 (tax included) SHH: $6.00
The new 2012-2013
MARIEMONT DIRECTORY is now available. This directory can be purchased at
The Villager, MariElders or at MPF (3919 Plainville Road).
Price is $10.00.
Reserve Your Permanent Place in Mariemont
History Order an inscribed brick to
be installed in the walkway leading to the historic building which is now the
home ofthe Mariemont Preservation Foundation.
Just click on the link below fill in
formfor yourself, your family members, to honor a friend, or to
recognize an organization or business. These specially fired 4" X 8"
bricks are $50 each and the cost is tax deductible. Your name, engraved in brick
permanently installed in the
walkway, will distinguish you
as a Mariemont
You will have played a role in
Mariemont's rich history.
Mariemont has a Sister City!
Hampstead Garden Suburb
On April 23 2011, Mayor Dan Policastro signed a Proclamation establishing a Sister City relationship with
Hampstead Garden Suburb. Both Hampstead Garden Suburb and Mariemont were
founded by wealthy heiresses in the early 20th century: Henrietta Barnett and
Mary M. Emery were women with a social conscience. Both communities were
intended to provide good housing for people of modest means .
Hampstead Garden Suburb was a very significant influence in the
vision, planning, and development of Mariemont.
Hampstead Garden Suburb, planned by Raymond Unwin, was one of four
selected models and inspiration for Mariemont. Both Raymond Unwin and John Nolen
were preeminent in their field of town planning in their nations and were close
friends. The architectural styles of both Hampstead Garden Suburb and
Mariemont are revival in character, employing Georgian Revival style. By
internationally accepted definition, both are "Garden City Suburb" communities
implementing basic town planning principles.