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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Auburn Avenue

1830 - 1900

 
 
Auburn Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2012
1. Auburn Avenue Marker
Inscription. In 1819, the first known residents of the Mt. Auburn hilltop were wealthy families who built country estates. After 1849, when Mt. Auburn was annexed to Cincinnati, it continued to grow as a residential suburb. Prominent businessmen and professionals built elegant homes on Auburn Avenue, while the side streets and hillside attracted a diverse population.

The city introduced services to Mt. Auburn - water, gas, schools, and public transportation. In turn, the residents provided the city with cultural, economic, and political leadership. By the late 19th century, Mt. Auburn became a densely populated neighborhood with commercial, industrial, and civic activities.

In the 1960s, some of the aging buildings were abandoned. The community began an ongoing effort to adapt the older buildings for new uses.

Marker contains sketches of homes along Auburn Avenue.
 
Location. 39° 7.175′ N, 84° 30.512′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Auburn Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2038 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft (within shouting distance of this marker);

Taft Home on Auburn Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2012
2. Taft Home on Auburn Avenue
Robert Alphonso Taft (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. mile away); Military Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ohio Military Trails (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cincinnati Riots of 1884 / Sheriff Morton Lytle Hawkins (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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