On a spring night in 1879 a gunshot rang out near Washington Platform. Shortly thereafter, a young businessman was found dead in the alley across from City Hall. Wealthy brewer William Schaller was arrested and charged with murder, but the case against Schaller weakened as the list of suspects grew. The investigation exposed an incompetent police force, drew unwelcome attention the brothels near City Hall, sullied the names of prominent families, and placed Washington Platform at the center of a crime that transfixed the city. Today, Harry Baldwin’s death remains Cincinnati’s oldest unsolved murder case.
Cold Case, Cuisine & Cocktails begins with a brief walking tour of the crime scene. Guests then return to Washington Platform where the rest of the story is told in installments during a four-course, nineteenth-century inspired meal. Dishes that were common in the 1800s -- but unique today -- are paired with a sample of a local craft beer. Dietary and non-alcoholic accomodations made upon advance request. Ticket price includes tour, entertainment, dinner and beer pairings.