Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photos: Riverside in July

On July 22, 2012, I was invited on a personal tour of Riverside by neighborhood resident Dave Zelman. He and his wife Pamela have been working to restore the Matthew McWilliams House on River Road, an 1840s temple style Greek Revival masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Zelman has been working to research the history of the neighborhood with the goal of having it nominated as a National Register Historic District.

Although much of the neighborhood has been lost to the widening and widening and widening of River Road, industrialization, and neglect, many traces of the suburban homesteads of major Cincinnati figures still remain.

The majority of these photos were taken along River Road. Future posts will provide a closer look into a couple of the neighborhood's more prominent homes.

Please click on each photo to enlarge to 800 x 600 resolution.

These 20 photos have been added to a new Riverside gallery. The Building Cincinnati galleries include 4,241 photographs of dozens of Greater Cincinnati communities.

1. House owned by former Ohio State Senator W.S. Hatch, River Road.

2. Houses along an old alignment of River Road.

3. Former boarding house and saloon, River Road.

4. Pattison Street.

5. River Road and Tyler Avenue.

6. River Road and Tyler Avenue.

7. River Road.

8. St. Vincent de Paul Church Fathers House, River Road.

9. River Road, built on what was once a very large and productive vineyard.

10. River Road.

11. Farm house of Peter Zinn, prominent attorney, Army officer, and railroad executive. River Road.

12. Zinn farm outbuilding, River Road.

13. Zinn farm outbuilding, River Road.

14. Zinn farm outbuilding, River Road.

15. Zinn farm outbuilding, River Road.

16. Stone school building that's now residential, River Road and Cathcart Street.



19. Second Peter Zinn estate, River Road. Zinn later became the first mayor of Riverside.

20. Darby family farm house, River Road. Later this house would become a stagecoach stop.

Previous reading on BC:
City staff wants design of western riverfront trail to proceed (8/3/12)
Grants would fund safety, access improvements at Riverside Recreation Area (3/20/12)
City to apply for $3.5M for Riverside rec, safety improvements (3/1/11)