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historic buildings and neighborhoods
of Butler County since 1983

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 CHAPS Annual Meeting 

November 14, 2020

CHAPS will host our 37th annual meeting in a virtual format via Zoom on Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m.. The event is free and will include the annual Antenen Lecture, several quick business items, and presentation of our annual Preservation Awards.

This year, the Antenen Lecture will highlight the historic YWCA in Hamilton. Located at Third and Dayton Streets in German Village, the Young Women’s Christian Association building was constructed in 1931. The building features Tennessee marble stairwells, leaded glass, a tile water fountain, and Elizabethan parapets. Antenen Engineering is credited as the builder.

In the early 2000s, there was debate about closing the building. Fortunately, the YWCA organization undertook a $5 million rehabilitation project that was announced in 2003. Despite these improvements, the building is no longer serving the needs of the organization, which plans to relocate to a new building on the site of the former Herring Hall Marvin Safe Company plant on Grand Boulevard.

The presentation will be given by Wendy Waters-Connell, Executive Director of the Hamilton YWCA, and Margo Warminski, Preservation Director for the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Margo was involved with the early 2000s-era rehabilitation project.

To register and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email


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