The Bellevue Incline and Elm Street Steps

Bellevue Incline streetcar steps

The Cincinnati-Clifton Incline Plane, better known as the Bellevue Incline, connected Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine to Ohio Avenue in Clifton Heights. It was touted as “the only direct route to Burnet Woods Park, Zoological Garden, and Clifton.” The Elm Street steps used to run adjacent to the incline from McMicken to Clifton avenues where the

Canal, Subway, Parkway: The History of Cincinnati's Central Parkway in Images

Cincinnati canal Central Parkway (1)

The “Rhine” of “Over-the-Rhine” was the Miami & Erie Canal. The canal was replaced by Central Parkway and the subway line. Here are a few images of Central Parkway’s history. In a forthcoming post, I’ll delve deeper into the more recent history of this definitive border of OTR. Unless otherwise noted, all images are credited

Bill Cunningham Praises Progress in OTR

OTR by 5chw4r7z

On May 29, Cincinnati radio talk show host Bill Cunningham praised Over-the-Rhine for over three minutes on his show. Cunningham joins a growing list of local mainstream media outlets that have caught on to Over-the-Rhine’s renaissance. The person who manages the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation’s twitter account heard the comments on the air and then found

Over-the-Rhine is Cincinnati's Restaurant Hot Spot

Nicola's Restaurant Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati (1)

Over-the-Rhine is staking its claim as Cincinnati’s restaurant mecca with a variety of high quality dining experiences. The long waits just to be seated at these establishments tell the story. OTR is in high demand.  Wine Me, Dine Me has the scoop on Cincinnati Magazine‘s Top Ten restaurants of 2012 as well as Best New restaurants:

OTRview: Michael A. Uhlenhake – Architect, Developer and OTR Resident

Michael A. Uhlenhake by Christopher Rumer

Editor’s note: The following is architect, developer and OTR resident Michael A. Uhlenhake‘s personal history of his past 20 years in Over-the-Rhine. It is an exceptional piece that portrays one man’s intimate interactions with Over-the-Rhine over the course of two consequential decades in Cincinnati history. We publish Mr. Uhlenhake’s story with great pride. All content and

OTRview: Nick Dewald of The City Flea

Dan and Lindsay of The City Flea

Nick Dewald from The City Flea was kind enough to be the second guest in our series of OTRviews. He and his wife Lindsay are the creators of The City Flea which will be coming to Cincinnati this summer. (Lindsay was traveling at the time of this interview, hence the following answers are from Nick.)