Over-the-Rhine, is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was there a few days ago taking photos and after researching the web, discovered that it is believed to be the largest, most intact urban historic district in the United States. It also contains the largest collection of Italianate architecture in the United States. According to Wikipedia, “its architectural significance has been compared to the French Quarter in New Orleans, the historic districts of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, and Greenwich Village in New York City.” I didn’t take a ton of photos of the architecture because I was mainly on the hunt for Street Art…which I posted about yesterday.
Up until about six years ago, Over-the-Rhine used to be one of the most dangerous and poorest places in the United States. But, with a heavy police presence and redevelopment, it is now one of the most promising in the nation!
Over-the-Rhine was included in the 2008 book, Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear.
I like being able to see the windows at the back of this empty space through the front windows…
Red on Red!
This is Music Hall from two different perspectives…
Taken from within Washington Park…which is across from Music Hall.
I was glad it was an overcast day. The colors seemed to pop more!
It’s nice to learn about places…especially when they’re in your own backyard!
- Tower Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine (visualingual.wordpress.com)
- Survey: Views on downtown, OTR improve (wcpo.com)
- New brewrey to open in Over-the-Rhine (wcpo.com)
- Taste of Belgium (sparklesense.wordpress.com)
- Survey: Downtown & Over The Rhine Much Safer Than Before (thebuzzcincy.com)
- Cincinnati streetcar project delayed again (wlwt.com)