The WILLIAM C. SCHOTT
In gratitude for the land that William C. Schott provided for athletic fields, the above named association was established in 1973. The ownership of the land for these fields was transferred into this association to protect its future use for athletic purposes. According to the founding mission of the William C. Schott Memorial Association, the property and the activities supported thereon are to help prevent juvenile delinquency through sports and athletics.
For more information, contact:
Principal Officer: Michael Gay
Address: 5513 Julmar Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
BACKGROUND Of The
WILLIAM C. SCHOTT MEMORIAL FIELDS
5520 Cleves Warsaw Pike
In the 1960's, a local church and school adjacent to the Pine Meer Estate, St. Antoninus, was expanding and was interested in obtaining land for athletic fields that the children associated with their parish could use. William C. Schott provided some pasture land for that use, which was part of Pine Meer. It was situated north of the estate's orchard and was near what is now Sylved Lane and Quailwood Court. The Covedale Athletic Association (CAA) also used these fields for baseball in the early 1960's. However, to provide permanent athletic fields for the church, William C. Schott acquired and donated some land closer to the church with better access. It was formerly a farm situated at the northwest corner of Cleves Warsaw Pike and Linneman Street. This acreage has become known as Schott Fields and there is a plaque that commemorates this donation on a stone wall that supports a flagpole facing the main road. Various sports are played on the athletic fields on this property, including baseball, football and soccer. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Meer)
Since 2018, The Pine Meer Foundation has been providing matching funds to the William C. Schott Memorial Association. We want to express our appreication for all those partipating in our Matching Funds program involving this association.
© 2018 by Pine Meer Foundation
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Louis Schott was the brother, close friend and business associate of William C. Schott. They had such a good friendship that a son of William C., Louis L. Schott, or Lou, was named after him. Louis was very fond of his brother and nephew and they spent a good deal of time together. Please see the photo depicting these three together at Pine Meer in 1930, next to Louis's Cadillac, on the right.
Louis Schott married Melba Herrlinger and their daughter was Melba Ann. The couple had a home near Pine Meer located off of Neeb Road. The families of Louis and Melba Schott frequently socialized together.
Melba Ann Schott married Charles Townsend and they lived in Clifton, across from the University of Cincinnati. In the couple's later years, they honored Melba Ann's father and mother by establishing the Louis & Melba Schott Foundation in 2005. They also donated artwork to the Taft Museum and a wardrobe / purse collection to the Behringer Crawford Museum that belonged to Melba Schott. Louis passed away in 1967, about 15-years before William C. Schott. Melba Schott died within a year of William C., in 1982.