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    OTRVIEW: Levi Bethune of Simple Space

    When I first got to know Levi Bethune, I asked him to describe the character of Cincinnati – a question that he answers fully in this OTRVIEW –  and he answered the question along these lines: “Cincinnati is that guy with a secret history. He’s dope and has been around. He’s a no-drama, genuine every-man

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    Pendleton Street Townhomes

    The Pendleton Street Townhomes development will include 5 new residences on Pendleton Street. The second phase will add 5 more units on Spring Street. More information available at Wright Design.

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    Crosley Field: Historic Home of the Cincinnati Reds

    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

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    Vintage Findlay Market Photos

    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.

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    Over-the-Rhine Streets of Yesteryear

    If you know where to look, the corners of Over-the-Rhine tell a story. Throughout OTR one can see obsolete street names etched into stone or carved into the wood of building corners. Many of these names appear to be incorrect, but they’re really only relics from another time in Over-the-Rhine. Some Cincinnati street names were

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    The Sycamore Street Studio of Theodore Gantz

    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

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    Beautiful, Historic Photos of Cincinnati

    A breathtaking glimpse into the Queen City’s past.

It’s easy to spot the pride locals take in OTR's reputation as the country’s greatest collection of 19th-century Italianate architecture, as well as one of its largest urban historic districts.
New York Times, 2011

It's the best development in the country right now.
Urban Land Institute, 2012

The coolest neighborhood these days is Over-the-Rhine, just north of downtown, where trendy restaurants and shops are opening almost weekly.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2012

This is unbelievable what’s happening in Over-the-Rhine...you will be shocked by what you see.
Bill Cunningham, 2012

An über-chic area near downtown with a distinct Old World vibe...comparable to New Orleans and Savannah, Ga.
Chicago Tribune, 2012

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Simple-Space-Door-Logo

OTRVIEW: Levi Bethune of Simple Space

When I first got to know Levi Bethune, I asked him to describe the character of Cincinnati – a question that he answers fully in this OTRVIEW –  and he answered the question along these lines: “Cincinnati is that guy with a secret history. He’s dope and has been around. He’s a no-drama, genuine every-man