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Dr. Know: Columbia Parkway Landslides, Fountain Square’s Name, and Ringing a Giant Bell

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including Columbia Parkway landslides, Fountain Square's legal name, and the giant bell at St. Frances de Sales Church.

Dr. Know: Pete Rose’s Home Invisible to Google Maps, Flagging Traffic Deaths, and Too-Loud...

Pete Rose is banned from baseball, but why is he banned from Google Maps? When I try to use the Street View to see...

Dr. Know: Unidentified Artist, Antlers on Central Parkway, and Public Comfort

I’m on a team in Clifton that’s renovating a beautiful century-old mansion. We know a lot of its history, but there’s one detail that...

Dr. Know: Lost Lincoln Statue, Kenwood’s Christmas Chaos, and O Pie O’s TV Legacy

I only recently learned that Cincinnati once had a Lincoln Park. Did Lytle Park’s beardless Abraham Lincoln statue start there and then get moved?...

Dr. Know: Crumbling Crosley, An Icy Overpass, and What Is W.A.P.A.?

Many devotees of UC would happily award Crosley Tower a stomped-on Lifetime Unachievement trophy.

Dr Know: Security Camera in Hyde Park, 1920s Car Engines, and Where Did the...

There’s a security camera affixed to a utility pole on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park, facing the intersection at Edwards. It creeps me out....

Dr Know: Security Cameras in Hyde Park, 1920s Car Engines, and Where Did the...

"There’s a security camera affixed to a utility pole on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park, facing the intersection at Edwards. It creeps me out."

Dr. Know: Queen City Burger Kings, a 60 Minutes Mystery, and How Pendleton Got...

Rather than make a chart showing the dizzying array of Juniors and The Thirds, let’s just say that the East End Railroad Pendletons were related to the Over-the-Rhine Politics Pendletons.

Dr. Know: Fashion by the New York Times, City Hall Crosses, and Central Cincinnati

My mother says that during the 1970s, The New York Times operated a chain of clothing stores in Cincinnati. Newspapers were once big and...

Dr. Know: Masonic Calendars, Commercial Breaks, and a Zip’s Scandal

I was walking past the Cincinnati Masonic Center on East Fifth Street and saw that its cornerstone says “A.L. 5926.” What is A.L.? And when was 5926?

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