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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    Really love these photos, thank you for sharing them. So cool to see the progression of construction on the First National Bank building. The Mercantile Library Building is nearing completion as the Bank Building is being erected. As for the "newer" photos, my guess is they are around late 1978. The Federated Department Stores Headquarters (Macy's)is well into its construction; It is at full height, and the exterior cladding is being applied. At the same time we can see that Fountain Square South is under construction, but has yet to rise out of the foundation.
  2. One of the things that always frustrated me about KI, was that whenever they decided to add a new attraction it was always at the expense of another one. I never understood that add and subtract policy; Seems like if you had more rides then the lines at each would be shorter and the park visitor could experience more attractions. In my mind that adds up to better customer satisfaction. Besides which, doesn't KI have about a gazillion acres to expand into if they wanted to?
  3. An 1887Sanborn Map shows it as a Synagogue. From gleening the Enquirer files, I guess it was aka the John Street Temple. https://sanborn-ohioweblibrary-org.research.cincinnatilibrary.org/viewer/?id=4842
  4. Wasn't this old church building actually an old Synagogue? It is a remnant of when the West End was the epicenter of the Jewish community. It was built at this location in 1866 for the Holy Congregation Brethren In Love. At that time Bauer was known as Melancthon. The Congregation was earlier located at 15th and Race as Holy Congregation United Brethren. As a touchstone of the history of the West End, a bridge to the past when it was a vital part of the Jewish chapter and then the AA experience, and possibly now a bridge to a new vision for the WE, this building deserves to be saved. just my 2 cents worth.
  5. I am pretty sure that it was the Western & Southern Insurance Co. who did us the favor of ridding the city of that hideous monstrosity. The loss is actually compounded if you can see those amazing old stone mansions just to West of the Odd Fellows Temple. https://www.kentonlibrary.org/genphotos/viewimage.php?i=di107354
  6. I don't know what should be done, I just don't want the history of this location to be forgotten, it has to be highlighted somehow. The old Turner's Gym building was simply massive. I sat on the rooftop of the garage portion of that building behind Wielert's (I don't recall what it was) and watched the demolition. Even as a 10 year old punk kid I realized the important piece of history being lost.
  7. The most significant structure/attraction in this whole area was the old Turners Gym. Turners was the hub of German life when OtR reflected its namesake. When the building was vacated by the Turners in the 50's it became the hub of Appalachian life, right up until it was demolished in 1974. The place was utterly amazing, reeking of history and mystery, it was a fortress of dungeon like basements, mysterious hidden upper levels, and a cavernous gymnasium. In my mind it is one of the most unfortunate demolitions in the history of the neighborhood. If there is not some reference to the part it played in OtR's history, well then, that would just be tragic.
  8. I thought there were some old brewery/beer tunnels under this site, does anyone know? I haven't heard any mention of them, hope that doesn't mean that it is ok to destroy them. It would be a shame to lose them, same goes for the last remnants of the old Windisch Muhlhauser/ Lion/ Burger Brewery foundation.
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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc6342_1 https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc6342 https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc7318_4 https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc7322_1 https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc7322_2 These are a few of the images on this site, there are plenty more still please check em out.
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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    ^I'm guessing the 2 of the Jackson Brewery area?
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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    Found this today on the Wayne State University Digital Library. Some amazing old school Cincinnati density 1931. Exhilarating and heart breaking at the same time. There are several other Cincinnati views from the 1930's, check it out. For you Cleveland forumers there are some 1937 Great Lakes Exposition aerials on the site as well. https://digital.library.wayne.edu/digitalcollections/item?id=wayne:vmc9300
  12. ^Totally agree. How about we upgrade common park staples such as picnic tables and benches, some graffiti free grills. Give the residents some decent, well drained basketball courts and maybe a few more amenities. Maybe increase the police presence and encourage the decent law abiding residents of the area to take back this little park for themselves and their families.
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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    I would say the background of the first is more Newport and Bellevue, but possibly Dayton too. Yes to the second. Third is more East, looking right down 6th Street into Bucktown, of course, that is Mt Adams in the background. Fourth photo is northeast, broadway commons, Pendleton, Mt Auburn, Eden Park etc.
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    Cincinnati: Historic Photos

    I seem to have forgotten one. https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2700747/cincinnati
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