Cincinnati SCA Conference image

Cincinnati SCA Conference image

In October of 2017, members and friends of the SCA were welcomed to Cincinnati and its environs for our 40th Anniversary event. We still have a few t-shirts left in our store!

We also have two amazing tour guides available for Cincinnati and the Dixie Highway!

Queen City Crusade – Paper Sessions Recap

On Friday, October 6th, during the Queen City Crusade, the Society for Commercial Archeology’s 40th Anniversary conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, the SCA hosted a day of educational paper sessions and presentations. These presentations included investigations into the history and architecture of the American roadside, presented by a diverse group of preservationists, academics, artists, and archivists, and others with an interest in commercial archaeology.

The session themes and papers are listed below. Links are included to presentations for those presenters that have opted into sharing their research.

Exploring the History of Cincinnati and the Buckeye State

“They Moved the Blue Hole?!?” Tales of an Ohio Roadside Icon
Christine Henry, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation

Finding Kenyon Barr
Anne Delano Steinert, PhD Student, Urban History, University of Cincinnati

History and Preservation of the American Roadside

America’s Main Street: Route 1, Heritage Tourism, and the Changing Roadside Landscape
Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director, Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc.

Motel California
Heather David, Cultural Historian, Freelance Writer, Publisher

Roadside Beautification Efforts of the 1920s and 1930s
Karen L. Daniels, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, Missouri DOT

The 20th Century American Roadside in the 21st Century

The Commercial Evolution of Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Daniella Beltran, University of Cincinnati

Processing the Society for Commercial Archeology Records
Stephanie Tiedeken, Archivist for Access and Preservation for Architecture and Planning
Irene Lule, Graduate Research Assistant

Artwork Influenced by the American Road
Mary Ann Michna, Studio Artist

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