Over-the-Rhine Turns a Corner

Over-the-Rhine Turns a Corner

Cincinnati's most iconic neighborhood has served multiple populations since German immigrants launched their enclave next to the Miami and Erie Canal in the mid-1800s. Through the years, its buildings, intersections and institutions have sustained through every change. What is OTR's next chapter?

By John Fox, Carrie Blackmore, Lauren Fisher, Aiesha Little, Kane Mitten, and Amanda Boyd Walters

Edited by John Fox

Photograph by Ben Wright

The Over-the-Rhine Museum Will Let The Walls Talk

The neighborhood’s long and varied story is being told through the many people who called a single property near Findlay Market home.

The Face of Over-the-Rhine Is Its People, Not Its Buildings

Residents, property and business owners, city officials, and nonprofit leaders debate the best and worst aspects of the neighborhood now and what the future will bring.

Streetview: Liberty & Walnut

Will redevelopment overtake this corner, where residents fill up with gas, receive spiritual support, and visit a food pantry? Only time will tell.

Streetview: 12th & Elm

Erich Kunzel’s dream to create a performing arts school next to Music Hall kicked off the development of an arts corridor—and the $143 million renovation of Cincinnati’s signature venue.

Streetview: 14th & Republic

It’s low-key here, just a block from the hustle and bustle of Vine Street—with a few notable exceptions.

Streetview: 14th & Main

The historic Woodward Theater anchors the block, which shares a new and improved pedestrian connection to the renovated Ziegler Park.

Streetview: Vine, McMicken, & Findlay

Today’s neighborhood bars share space with the oldest fire department in the country and future homes of the Over-the-Rhine Museum and OTR Community Center.

Editor’s Letter, November 2023: All Things Over-The-Rhine

This month, we spotlight the ever-changing Over-the-Rhine, a place that many have called home.

Keeping Over-the-Rhine’s Character Intact

New building guidelines from the city make historic rehab and new construction work easier to understand.

Read a digital copy of our November issue!