Crosley Field was home to the Cincinnati Reds from 1912 to June 24, 1970. The ballpark was named Redland Field from 1912 until 1934 when local businessman Powel Crosley Jr. bought the franchise. The “Findlay and Western intersection” was home to the Reds for eighty-six and a half seasons. Before Redland Field was built in [...]
A look back at Findlay Market several decades ago. The photos appear to have been taken at two different times, perhaps in the 1960s and 70s. The following interesting images were found in the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Collections. Hat tip to the Digging Cincinnati History facebook page for sharing one of these photos recently.
“Bockfest is coming!” This shrill yell of excitement has been echoing throughout Cincinnati’s seven hills and Over-the-Rhine’s secret alleyways with a growing intensity for weeks. Now, the time for bock beer, monks, and goats is nearly upon us… The 21st annual Bockfest (March 1-3) officially kicks off with the Bockfest Parade at 6pm Friday, March 1, starting [...]
The former SCPA / Woodward High School building was recently sold at auction to Indianapolis-based Core Redevelopment. The sale of the huge, historic building has sparked interest due to its unique features and prominent position in the community. The former school has an 1,100 auditorium, two gymnasia, a swimming pool, ornate stained glass windows, and [...]
Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Theodore Gantz at his residence and sculpture studio on Sycamore Street on the border of Over-the-Rhine and the Prospect Hill historic district. His museumlike home, luxuriant gardens, Empire-style collection of statuary that would make the Mercantile Library blush, secret courtyards and working sculpture studio are a [...]
A breathtaking glimpse into the Queen City’s past.
The Japanese restaurant, sushi bar, and beer garden that will open later this year in the Color Building will be named Kaze 風 which is Japanese for “wind.” It’s pronounced kah-zee like “kamikaze” which literally means “God wind.” Update: According to a reader comment, “Kaze is actually supposed to be pronounced Kah-zeh (the last syllable [...]
A new restaurant is slated to open at 1400 Race Street in the Saengerhalle building by early November. Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar is a “modern, relaxed restaurant” that focuses on pairing great wine and craft beer with its eclectic menu. Chef and owner Tsvika (Vik) Silberberg shared with the OTR blog a few of [...]
OTR Gateway Quarter Wayfinding Map created by Laura Collins and Katie Garber. Click for full resolution. More information at otrgateway.com
Over the Rhine returned to its namesake neighborhood last night to perform a grand opening concert at the newly expanded and renovated Washington Park. At the core of the band is husband-and-wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist who lived in Over-the-Rhine for years before embarking on a musical journey that has brought the band [...]