Yesterday, I went on a two-hour “urban” hike through the streets of downtown Cincinnati with my hiking club. Like many people, I’ve taken my own City for granted and am excited to be doing more things around my hometown. We started our hike at Fountain Square…
I discovered many new sites while walking…this statue of Abraham Lincoln is cool…didn’t even know it was here.
The two big buildings on the right are the Procter & Gamble headquarters.
A major grocery store in town is the Kroger chain. It was started in 1883 by Bernard Kroger, who invested his life’s savings-$372 (roughly equal to $8,739.34 today) to open a grocery store in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati. Kroger was the son of a merchant, and his slogan was simple: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.” In the 1970s, Kroger became the first grocer in America to test an electronic scanner. It is the second-largest grocery retailer–behind Wal-Mart–with over 3,600 stores located mainly in the midwestern and southern states.
Our newspaper is The Enquirer and Macy’s is a popular department store.
The Cincinnatian Hotel is one of the upscale hotels located downtown…
The photos below are of Garfield Place. In 1882, after the assignation of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the short-lived Ohio President, the two block “park avenue” was memorialized as Garfield Place in 1882.