1880 Democratic National Convention in Music Hall:
Several people have told me that they used to attend boxing matches in the north wing. In this Enquirer piece, they do confirm that the north wing did indeed hold athletic events:
In 1927 North and south wings are expanded, including the new Topper Club Ballroom (called Graystone Ballroom for African-Americans). The north wing is made into one of America's finest athletic arenas, seating 6,000 for boxing, tennis and basketballAnyway, I am not sure who has been running the Betts House lately, but they always seem to have great exhibits. Here is the description of this one:
1946: Wrestling, boxing and the U.C. Bearcats basketball team are among the sports attractions in the north wing...
FROM QUEEN CITY TO PORKOPOLIS: Prints of Cincinnati, 1860-1890
On display October 2 through November 18, 2010, this new exhibit offers views of Cincinnati during its 19th century “heyday” from notable national publications, including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly. The exhibit features historic prints on loan from the Mary Baskett Collection and an anonymous lender.
Opening reception: October 2nd, 5 – 8 pm
[where: 416 Clark Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203]