Price Hill Historical Society P.O. Box 7020 Cincinnati, OH 45205-7020 513/251-2888
Copyright 2000-2012 Price Hill Historical Society
A History of Seminary Square Eco-Village was written as the Price Hill Historical
Society’s contribution to the Seminary Square Eco-Village Collaborative, an effort
to revitalize a 50-block area in the eastern part of Price Hill. Seminary Square
refers to the two seminaries that were once located here. This book traces the history
of the area, including sections on stately homes, parks, schools, churches, famous
residents, businesses, and organizations. The cost of this 50-page, soft-bound, indexed
book is $5 including tax (plus shipping).
Price Hill: Images of America is published by Arcadia Press and features more than
100 photographs of Price Hill, with descriptive captions. Written by Christine Mersch
with the Price Hill Historical Society, this book chronicles the history of our community
through the many intriguing images in our Society's archives, and makes a wonderful
gift for anyone with ties to Price Hill. The 128-page book is $21.99, plus $3 shipping
per book, and ordering the book from us helps support the Price Hill Historical Society.
BOOKS OF LOCAL INTEREST FROM OUR BOOKSTORE
The Price Hill Historical Society has many local history books for sale. Order the
books listed here using PayPal or a credit card by clicking the Add to Cart button
for any of the books, or click here to get a printable order form to mail with a
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Price Hill, Its Beauties and Advantages as a Place of Residence, was originally published
in 1894 by editors Kelso Murdock and Ralph F. Diserens, to promote Price Hill as
the finest suburb in the city. The 32-page book is a snapshot of our community one
hundred years ago, and it highlights schools and churches, fine residences, clubs,
and amenities in Price Hill. This book was reprinted in a limited edition of 500
copies with permission of the Cincinnati Historical Society. The reprint edition
costs $20, including tax (plus shipping).
Prism features comprehensive histories of eight churches in Price Hill, including
information about the founding of each church, the building of former and current
churches, and the mission of each congregation. The book was originally written in
conjunction with a tour of Price Hill churches sponsored by the Price Hill Historical
Society, and there are sketches of each of the church buildings accompanying the
histories. This 32-page book costs $5, including tax (plus shipping).
Although it closed more than 60 years ago, the Price Hill Incline remains a symbol
of the neighborhood, and history of the Incline is presented in a 20-page paperback
booklet, The Price Hill Incline. From its construction and opening in 1874 through
the addition of the second freight incline, to its last days in the 1940s, learn
about Price Hill’s fabled Inclined Plane. The booklet is only $4 including tax (plus
The Games We Play is a compilation of the rules of almost three dozen games which
are guaranteed to add a little old-fashioned fun to your life. In addition to the
rules of play, there are also several pages of reminiscences about games and playmates
in Price Hill in years past. This is a 28-page volume, complete with an index of
games, and is only $4, including tax (plus shipping).
If you are in the Cincinnati area, all of our books are available for sale at our
museum in Price Hill–come for a visit!
The Collected Old Curmudgeon, the first joint publishing project from the PHHS and
Edgecliff Press, is now available! Get your copy of this book, featuring more than
one hundred of the great columns Roy Hotchkiss writes every month in our newsletter,
all collected in one great-looking book. This book is a little different from our
previous publications ("Never let history get in the way of a good story" is Roy's
motto), and we think you'll enjoy lhis look at the lighter side of history and current
events. The 132-page book is $15.95 including sales tax, plus $3 shipping.
Price Hill Saloons and Much, Much More! by Larry Schmolt is the newest joint publishing
project from the PHHS and Edgecliff Press, is now available! This 160-page book is
a look back at the watering holes (with photographs, cartoons, and lots of old ads)
across Price Hill's history, right up to the present day, plus a lot of good stories
from the author, who is also the current coordinator of the Price Hill Historical
Society. Order your copy for just $14.95 plus $3 shipping.
A PRICE HILL MYSTERY!
An Ideal Way to Die by Roy Hotchkiss is the first novel published by the Price Hill
Historical Society, in conjunction with Edgecliff Press. The action starts at the
Ideal Cafe in Price Hill, near Prout’s Corner, and the protagonist is a mild-mannered
insurance salesman who finds himself suddenly working as a private detective. It's
a great adventure set in 1940s Price Hill and environs–a must read for all Price
Hillians! Order your copy of this 206-page book for just $12.95 plus $3 shipping.
BOOTLEGGER GEORGE REMUS
Almost a century after George Remus ran one of the most extensive bootlegging operations
in the country from Cincinnati’s west side, his name still has the ability to conjure
up images of a gilt-edged mansion with a sleek modern swimming pool and other Jazz
Age excesses. For a few golden years, lived Gatsby’s dream—he was the “King of the
Bootleggers.” Order your copy of Remembering Remus in Price Hill, a 40-page book
filled with the life and legend of George Remus, for just $7.95 plus $2 shipping.
A REMUS/McCORKEL SHORT STORY
Whatever happened to all of George Remus's millions? No one knows for sure, but Roy
Hotchkiss imagines where it might be hidden in this new short story about the King
of the Bootleggers and Price Hilll detective, Ed McCorkel. It's Ed's first case,
a treasure hunt. The 40-page story also has some Remus biography and is $5.50 plus