Main Street, Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, West Side

Going back to the south and heading north again looking at the west side of Main Street in the Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, we see more of the newly rehabbed, and a little of the old. I love this old storefront church, which is a remnant of when this was not a “hot”…

Main Street, Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, East Side

The built environment on Main Street through Over the Rhine in Cincinnati is just about perfectly preserved, with few building losses. We’ll look at the east side of the street first. Despite being “Main Street,” it’s a surprisingly narrow thoroughfare, allowing for relatively slow traffic speeds and easy pedestrian crossing. The street has one of…

German Village, Columbus, Ohio, Part One

We now turn to Columbus, the capital of Ohio, and the German Village neighborhood south of the city’s downtown. German Village is one of those special places in America that I have a feeling most people have never heard about, but it is easily one of the most beautiful and harmonious built environments I have…

East Fifth Street, Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio

We’re going to be in Ohio now for awhile, and it’s recently become one of my favorite states to visit due to its economic links as well as it being a stopping off point for several famous St. Louis brewers, including Adolphus Busch and Adam Lemp. We’re starting with Dayton, a city that doesn’t get…

Hammett Place

Hammett Place is one of those special places that I found on accident and that I suspect most people in the St. Louis region have never heard of before. Whilte technically part of a neighborhood created by the City government in the late Twentieth Century called Kingsway East, it’s tucked away on the edge of…

Northland Avenue, The Western Greater Ville

Moving a little to the southwest, I took a look at the houses on Northland Avenue between Euclid and Marcus avenues. I definitely see the irony of how just a couple of miles north on Euclid Avenue, after looking at its path in the Central West End a couple of weeks ago, can make such…

Labadie Avenue, The Western Greater Ville

For some reason I got on this kick to explore the western side of The Greater Ville neighborhood. Starting at the intersection of Marcus and Labadie, where Cote Brilliante Presbyterian sits on the northeast corner, I headed east. I think the Greater Ville has some of the most interesting an idiosyncratic architecture in the city,…

Cherokee Street Around Nebraska Avenue, North Side

Our final stop along Cherokee Street, including some buildings we looked at back in January of 2017 are the the houses and corner stores around Nebraska Avenue. The building on the left has been vacant for as long as I can remember, while the others have been occupied almost consistently for a long time.

Cherokee Street Between Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues, North Side

Crossing Minnesota, again looking at some buildings I saw back in January of 2017, we see the same sort of corner storefronts that transition the edge of blocks to the middle. These photos above and below show the evolution of the street, from early Greek Revival rural construction, to later residential in the middle, to…