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Elm Street: 1905

Elm Street: 1905

The Queen City circa 1905. "Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Better, and double wires

It looks so much more inviting back in 1905!

Note the dual trolley wires over the tracks -- some early trolley lines had grounding problems (through the tracks) which shocked riders and in a few cases killed teams of horses. Using two wires made a circuit above the street. Still used where they have trolley buses.


The turnbuckle

and lots of pointy things and gingerbread on the roof!!! Birds must have had choice seats everywhere!

700 Block

This is looking north from between 7th and 8th Streets. The church on the left as well as the building across 8th Street still exist.

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Finally, we got some air conditioning.

A check of my desk copy of the 1840 Cincinnati directory gave me Mr. Dress Maker Berger's address on Elm. Then Street View gave up this, indicating the far building with the curtains flapping in the open windows now has air conditioned occupants. OK, break's over, everybody, let's stop staring at the Street View camera truck down there and get back to work.

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