This is the third post in a series comparing historic "street view" to current Goolge Street Views. There are thousands of photos available online thanks to the Ohio Digital Resource Commons.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
This is the second post in a series comparing historic "street view" to current Google Street Views (visit the first here). There are thousands of photos available online thanks to the Ohio Digital Resource Commons.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thanks to the efforts of the Ohio Digital Resource Commons, thousands of photos taken of Cincinnati's street improvements during the 1920's and 1930's are viewable online. The changes that occur over the course of 80+ years are rather interesting. Thanks to Google Street View, it's possible to quickly compare the photos taken almost a century ago with the city as it exists today.
There are thousands of these street improvement photos available. I'll start by comparing a few of the more recognizable spots around Cincinnati. While some areas have seen little change, most of the photos show stark contrasts between the Cincinnati of the 1920's and the Cincinnati we know today.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Glencoe Place, mentioned often on this website and others focusing on urban decay in Cincinnati, is in the process of being demolished. After a decade of failed attempts to cash out on the property by developer Pauline Van der Haer, Glencoe was sold at sheriff auction to the cleverly named "Leroy Glen Investment LLC" (a play on the street names in the Glencoe complex, Leroy Court and Glencoe Place). As is the intent of LLC's, it's unknown who exactly is behind the demolition and what future plans they have for the site. Whoever is streamlining the demolition of Glencoe, it's clear that to them an empty, virtually undevelopable hillside is more enticing than a nationally registered historic site.
The demolition of Glencoe Place is only one of the massive demolitions undertaken in the past few years around Mt. Auburn; adjacent Christ Hospital has demolished several city blocks of historic architecture in order to accommodate expansions of their now sprawling medical facilities.
For information concerning the demolition permits, visit Cincinnati's ezTrack permit service and search for the address(es) "2 Glencoe," "7 Glencoe, "49 Glencoe," etc. Although all buildings in Cincinnati over 50 years old are reviewed for historical significance before demolition permits are issued, the Glencoe Place complex was apparently found to be devoid of said importance by the City of Cincinnati, despite its place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Below are photos from after the first day of demolition at Glencoe Place. To see photos prior to its destruction, visit this older post.
Christ Hospital looms over top of Glencoe Place.
The view of Glencoe Place from Christ Hospital will soon be replaced by an empty dirt lot.
Demolition equipment in the shadow of Christ Hospital, an image that has become commonplace in Mt. Auburn.