Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Delhi offers car tour

New brochure suggests 45 points of interest

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        DELHI TOWNSHIP — A tour pinpointing the township's historic homes and greenhouses is now available to residents and visitors alike.

        The driving tour outlined in a new brochure takes motorists from greenhouses to historic homes, from the Anderson Ferry up the road to Palisades Drive, the 1964 site of Homerama.

        It passes some of the older parishes, the College of Mount St. Joseph, the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, cemeteries, the fire department and the library. It goes from Boldface Park in the east to the Darby-Lee Cemetery in the west.

        There are 45 points of interest on the tour mentioned in the brochure. Produced by the Delhi Historical Society and released this week, it is meant to familiarize residents with where they live, as well as attract visitors.

        “The thought was there are a lot of historic sites in Delhi that we are proud of and want to talk about and want to publicize,” said Tony Brunsman, a member of the histori cal society, which was founded in 1976 and has about 300 members.

        Doris Zeiser, development director for the historical society, said, “Not only will this re-familiarize people with their community, it will bring in people from outside the community. Hopefully, it would bring them in not only for the tour, but perhaps they would stop and shop in Delhi.”

        Initial funding was provided by the township trustees, who contributed $5,000 used to produce the slick, 17-page brochure, said Ms. Zeiser. Photos were supplied by the historical society.

        Sue Ann Painter wrote the text for the brochure, A Floral Paradise: Driving Tour of Delhi Township, which pays homage to the township's history and tradition of maintaining greenhouses.

        “I think it offers an interesting way to trace the development of a community,” Ms. Painter said. “What we tried to do is not just historic sites, but added contemporary ones as well.”

        The brochure will be available through some banks, various greenhouses and spots along the tour and Delhi businesses. It is hoped Delhi schoolchildren and their teachers will take advantage of the driving tour.


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