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Revisited: Northside, Cincinnati

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It seems that I have not spent enough time in Cincinnati, Ohio, with my trips taking me to the highlands of West Virginia, all throughout the hills of Kentucky and the crossroads of Ohio. But one neighborhood that I have not focused enough attention on is mine: Northside. I last visited my neighborhood on an Urbanup Tour back in August 2011, so another tour is well needed considering that spring has sprung quite a bit early.

Northside is generally bounded by Interstates 74 and 75 to the south and east, Spring Grove Cemetery to the north and a hillside to the west. I consider it to be both an eclectic and traditional neighborhood, great for youthful individuals and families alike.

I start the tour, as with the last, with Beech Hill Avenue where I reside. My residence is the bright yellow townhome. In the foreground is a red bricked three story that is finally undergoing rehabilitation – hopefully to a single family home.

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Beautiful mansard roofs along Langland Street.

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A large residence – now apartments, at Hamilton Ave. and Bruce Ave.

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Beautiful cast iron detailing that needs painting along Bruce Ave.

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The Kirby Road Public School, at 1710 Bruce Ave. and Kirby Road, was constructed in 1910. It replaced an earlier 1869 facility below Chase Ave.

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An Art Deco-styled apartment building at Bruce Ave. and Georgia Court.

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Florida Avenue has a great housing stock. I considered purchasing a house on this street.

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Chase Ave. used to be a fairly rough and downtrodden street. Not so much anymore.

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This corner building at Kirby Ave. and Hanfield St. needs some TLC, especially for its first-floor retail spot, but is in otherwise good condition.

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I remembered when this corner structure at Hanfield St. and Gordon St. was in pathetic condition. It has been wonderfully restored.

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Corner house at Hanfield St. and Gordon St.

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A view of Pitts Ave.

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St. Boniface Catholic Church is located along Chase Ave. The church was first constructed in 1853 on Delany Street. The current facility was completed in 1927, with a school added in 1933.

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Further Reading

a. Northside: http://urbanup.net/cities/ohio/cincinnati-ohio/northside/

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