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Did you know, Laurel Court by Gail Finke

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LAUREL COURT

Home of Archbishops John T. McNicholas and Karl J. Alter, was originally the mansion of a Cincinnati industrialist? It’s been fully restored and is now a wedding and event center. Located in College Hill, at the highest point in Hamilton County Le Petit Trianon is the home of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and model for the design

Peter G. Thomson was the builder. He also was the founder of the Champion Paper Company.

James Gamble Rogers was the architect.

1902-07 construction

Fun Facts:
• $1 million reputed building cost
• 36 rooms
• 20,000 sq. ft.
• 4 themed gardens
• 3 additional buildings
• 23 originial acres
• 7.5 remaining acres
• 20 average number of weddingsor wedding receptions per year
• Sts. Peter and Paul were oversized statues added to flank the entrance by Archbishop McNicholas

1947
Developer Louis Richter purchased, donated to the Archdiocese

1958
Archbishop Alter donated 15 acres for McAuley High School and Mother of Mercy convent

1977
Sold to the LaRosa family for corporate headquarters

1979
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

1991
Sold as private residence

2000
Purchased by Judy and Larry Moyer to restore

We took it on as a civic duty, to protect it from development. We love sharing the history of the property, and Yale grads are amazed to learn that James Gamble Rogers, graduate of Yale and
architect of so many landmark buildings on the campus, was the architect!” — owner Judy Moyer

“Laurel Court has been at the center of College Hill’s social, economic, political, and religious history for generations, and continues to serve a vital role today. It is an architectural
gem and a rare historical survivor.” — Ed Lloyd, President, College Hill Historical Society

Laurel Court
(513) 542-2000
Tours available by appointment Weddings and events scheduled year round

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