Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Kroger Co. / Over-The-Rhine
The Kroger Co. Near this site in was one of the original Kroger Grocery & Baking Company stores, where Bernard H. Kroger began serving the Over-the-Rhine area in 1902. Kroger was 23 years when he opened his first store. The Great Western Tea Company at 66 East Pearl Street near the Cincinnati Riverfront in July 1883. By 1902, when the company was incorporated as the Kroger Grocery & Baking Company, Kroger operated 40 stores. By 1908, the company had grown to a chain of 136, stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky and began making deliveries to customers with 200 mule-drawn wagons. Kroger was the first to combine meats and groceries under one roof and the first grocery company to operate its own bakery. Currently called the Kroger Co., the grocer is a major contributor to the local economy.
Over-The-Rhine. In the 1840s, Cincinnati’s downtown basin area was the Ohio River end of the Miami and Erie Canal. The canal followed what is now central Parkway. This area north of the canal welcomed German, Dutch and French immigrants, who were attracted by the low cost of land, ample rental housing
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 37-31.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 6.693′ N, 84° 30.931′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Vine Street and 15th Street, on the right when traveling north on Vine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts Findlay Market / General James Findlay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anti-German Hysteria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. 0.3 miles away); Military Roads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio Military Trails (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fuldner Mortuary (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Additional keywords. Immigrants and neighborhoods
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