At Northern Row and Elm Street

In the early days of Cincinnati when the settlement was still known as Losantiville, the town was surveyed and the boundaries were named. The three borders of the future Queen City beside the Ohio River were Eastern Row (now Broadway Street), Northern Row (now Liberty Street) and Western Row (now Central Avenue).

Cincinnati 1802 Plan

Israel Ludlow’s plan of the town of Cincinnati in 1802 | source

The photograph below shows the northeast corner of Elm and Liberty Street. On the corner of the building in the foreground, one can discern an old, stone street sign for “Northern Row”.

Northern Row

Cincinnati – Northern Row (now Liberty St.) at Elm St. | source

The building bearing the sign is no longer standing.

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One Response to “At Northern Row and Elm Street”
  1. Jason Everett Taylor says:

    Very interesting, and I really love seeing old city maps.

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