With revitalization already underway in Over-the-Rhine, many people are looking for opportunities in other, nearby neighborhoods. But, there are those who don't want growth to come at the expense of history.
The Cincinnati Preservation Association commissioned a study to learn what buildings could be saved in Walnut Hills. They hired Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics, a Washington D.C. consultant firm to survey the neighborhood. Rypkema presented some of his findings at the annual Cincinnati Preservation Association's Fall Forum, Friday afternoon.
City of Cincinnati employee Chris Hines bends over and installs a lock on one of nearly six dozen sewer grates that have been stolen this month.
This one is on Southside Ave. in Riverside. City supervisor Rick St. John says Riverside and Sayler Park are where most have been stolen. A few have gone missing from South Fairmount and one from Camp Washington.
St. John says, "Unfortunately we can't afford to do a wholesale placement of locks, so a lot of times we put tar down... to make it difficult for somebody to pull the grates up."
The Cincinnati Museum Center is preparing for its next big exhibit. Under the watchful eye of actors portraying security officers, Museum employees offloaded big, wooden sarcophagi from a moving truck, Thursday morning.
Inside the crates were more than 150 specimens and associated paraphernalia dealing with mummification. The traveling display, Mummies of the World, comes from American Exhibitions.