Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the Cincinnati neighborhood. Over-the-Rhine is a neighborhood in Cincinnati. Historically, Over-the-Rhine has been a working-there Goes The Neighborhood PDF neighborhood. It is also believed to be one of the largest, most intact urban historic districts in the United States.
Författare: Sidney Harris.
The neighborhood’s distinctive name comes from its builders and early residents, German immigrants of the mid-19th century. Many walked to work across bridges over the Miami and Erie Canal, which separated the area from downtown Cincinnati. An early reference to the canal as „the Rhine“ appears in the 1853 book White, Red, Black, in which traveler Ferenc Pulszky wrote, „The Germans live all together across the Miami Canal, which is, therefore, here jocosely called the ‚Rhine. Kenny referred to the area exclusively as „Over the Rhine. Built in the nineteenth century during a period of extensive German immigration, Over-the-Rhine changed as many residents moved to the suburbs following World War 2. The city and area had lost many of the industrial jobs which once supported its workers.
By the end of the century, the area was notable for the poverty of remaining residents. In this time period residents united and created many life-saving organizations. Over-the-Rhine is one of the largest, most intact urban historic district in the United States. Because of its size, Over-the-Rhine has several distinct districts. OTR is bisected by Liberty Street. In recent years developers have renamed this portion of Over-the-Rhine to „The Gateway Quarter“.