Cincinnati Downtown Photos

The core of Cincinnati contains a number of distinguished buildings which resulted from the city's wealth which resulted from its becoming a major north-south crossing point of the Ohio River.

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Roebling Suspension Bridge by builder of Brooklyn bridge. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati skyline with Roebling Bridge. Cincinnati, OH.Skyscrapers, PNC Bank & Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Skyscrapers, PNC Bank & Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.
Roebling Suspension Bridge (1856-67) 1,057 ft span was longest in world when opened. Roeblings went on to build Brooklyn bridge. Cincinnati, OH. Architect: John A. Roebling & Washington Roebling. On National Register.Cincinnati skyline with Roebling Bridge & river barge. Cincinnati, OH. Mixture of skyscrapers including Central Trust Tower (now PNC Bank) & taller Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower (now PNC Bank) & taller Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.
PNC Bank aka Central Trust Tower aka Union Central Life Insurance Building. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower details. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower perspective. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Gas & Electric Building. Cincinnati, OH.
PNC Bank formerly Central Trust Tower / Union Central Life Insurance Building (1913) (1-11 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: Cass Gilbert.Central Trust Tower facade surface details. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower perspective. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Gas & Electric Building (1929) (139 E. 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Neo-classical Revival. Architect: John Russell Pope + Garber & Woodward.
Cincinnati Gas & Electric Building. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco portal of Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Tyler Davidson Fountain detail in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Tyler Davidson Fountain detail in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnati Gas & Electric Building entrance columns. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco portal of Carew Tower with medallions of progress in horse, steamboat, rail & air transport. Cincinnati, OH. Detail of bronze figure of Tyler Davidson Fountain in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Detail of boy with spouting goose part of Tyler Davidson Fountain in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.
Tyler Davidson Fountain detail in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Tyler Davidson Fountain detail in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Fountain Square & Tyler Davidson Fountain. Cincinnati, OH.People in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.
Detail of youth with spitting dolphin on Tyler Davidson Fountain in Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Young man with turtle on Tyler Davidson Fountain with modern buildings of Fountain Square. Cincinnati, OH.Fountain Square (1871) & Tyler Davidson Fountain, a gift of Henry Probasco. Cincinnati, OH. Architect: William Tinsley. On National Register.People relaxing in Fountain Square in front of modern architecture. Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnatian Hotel & Art Deco Enquirer Building. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnatian Hotel. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Gymnasium & Athletic Club. Cincinnati, OH.Lazarus Building, earliest Chicago-style building in USA. Cincinnati, OH.
Second empire Cincinnatian Hotel (1882) plus neighboring Art Deco & Moderne Enquirer Building (1926) to right. Cincinnati, OH. On National Register.Cincinnatian (formerly Palace) Hotel (1882) (6th & Vine Sts.), one of many Thomas J. Emery & sons hotels. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Second empire. Architect: Samuel Hannaford. On National Register.Cincinnati Gymnasium & Athletic Club (1902) (111 Shillito Pl.). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: George S. Werner & John S. Adkins. On National Register.Lazarus Building (1877) (right.) earliest Chicago-style building in USA plus other commercial skyscrapers along 7th St. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Chicago & Art Deco. Architect: James W. McLaughlin.
John Shillito / Lazarus Building reclad in Art Deco style. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building Art Deco facade. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building rotary phone carving. Cincinnati, OH.
John Shillito / Lazarus Building (1877) (675 Race St.) may be first example of Chicago-style building in USA though reclad in Art Deco style (1937). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Chicago & Art Deco. Architect: James W. McLaughlin.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building (1931) (209 W Seventh St.). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Harry Hake Sr.. On National Register.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building Art Deco facade. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building rotary cradle phone carving. Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building phone pole carving. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building relief of Ceres & rabbit. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati City Hall. Cincinnati, OH.St Peter-In-Chains Cathedral. Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building phone pole & pliers carving. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Bell Telephone Building relief of Ceres with wheat, grapes & rabbit. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati City Hall (1893) (801 Plum St.). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Samuel Hannaford. On National Register. St. Peter-In-Chains Cathedral (1845) (325 W. 8th St.). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Greek revival. Architect: Henry Walter. On National Register.
Plum Street Jewish Temple. Cincinnati, OH.Phoenix Jewish men's Club. Cincinnati, OH.Phoenix Jewish men's Club. Cincinnati, OH.Cincinnati Club on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.
Plum Street Temple (1866) (8th & Plum Sts.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: James Keys Wilson. On National Register. Phoenix Club (1894) (812 Race St.), the earliest Jewish men's club. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: Samuel Hannaford. On National Register.Phoenix Club Italian Renaissance style entrance. Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Club (1924) (30 Garfield Pl.), a business club that once shared space in the Phoenix Club. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Garber & Woodward. On National Register.
Statue of President William Henry Harrison on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Statue of President James Garfield on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Building on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Covenant First Presbyterian Church. Cincinnati, OH.
Statue of William Henry Harrison, first US President from Ohio. Cincinnati, OH.President James Garfield statue by Niehaus of Rome (1885) in Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Elaborate facade of building with brick columns (208 8th St.). Cincinnati, OH.Covenant First Presbyterian Church (1875) (8th & Elm Sts.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: J.J. Cotteral & Son. On National Register.
Gothic Doctors' Building on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Gothic Doctors' Building on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Building on 4th near Elm St. Cincinnati, OH.W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.
Doctors' Building (1923) (19 Garfield Pl.) on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Venetian Gothic revival. Architect: Tieteg & Lee. On National Register.Doctors' Building (1923) (19 Garfield Pl.) on Piatt Park. Cincinnati, OH.Building on 4th near Elm St. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Italianate.10-12 W 4th St. (1880s) with storefront remodeled (1907) by Frank M. Andrews & John D. Wareham with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Commercial Queen Anne.
W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.W 4th St. building with Rookwood Pottery tiles. Cincinnati, OH.Tri-state building. Cincinnati, OH.Gwynne Building. Cincinnati, OH.
Rookwood Pottery tiles once advertised chinaware store (10-12 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH.Rookwood Pottery tiles showing grapes, pears, pomegranates (10-12 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH.Tri-state (formerly Traction) building plus two modern skyscrapers to left. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Commercial Style. Architect: D.H. Burnham.Gwynne Building (1913) (6th & Main Sts). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Ernest Flagg. On National Register.
University Club. Cincinnati, OH.University Club. Cincinnati, OH.Public Library & Kroger Building. Cincinnati, OH.Procter & Gamble Building. Cincinnati, OH.
University Club (formerly Dr. William Seely house) (1880) (324 Broadway). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Second Empire.University Club (324 Broadway). Cincinnati, OH.Public Library (1983) (Vine & 8th Sts.) & Kroger Building by Wyatt C. Hedrick (1960) (1014 Vine St.). Cincinnati, OH.Procter & Gamble (1985) (5th & Broadway). Cincinnati, OH. Style: Post-modern. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc..
Aronoff Center for the Arts. Cincinnati, OH.Aronoff Center for the Arts. Cincinnati, OH.Hyatt Regency & Millennium Hotel towers. Cincinnati, OH.Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center. Cincinnati, OH.
Aronoff Center for the Arts (1995) (650 Walnut St.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: Cesar Pelli.Stanley J. Aronoff Center for the Arts includes a 2700 seat concert hall. Cincinnati, OH.Curved Hyatt Regency & Millennium Hotel towers. Cincinnati, OH.Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center (1967 & 1986) recreates classical arch. Cincinnati, OH. Style: International & Post-modern. Architect: Hake & Hake Jr. then CRS/Sirrine.
Richard & Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Cincinnati, OH.Richard & Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Cincinnati, OH.Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati, OH.Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati, OH.
Richard & Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. Cincinnati, OH. Architect: Zaha Hadid.Richard & Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Cincinnati, OH.Paul Brown Stadium overlooking Ohio River. Cincinnati, OH.Paul Brown Stadium cantilever arches. Cincinnati, OH.

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