Queen Anne-Influenced Mixed-Use Building

Queen Anne-Influenced Mixed-Use Building

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This is a model of a building that was once located at 1783 Queen City Avenue in the South Fairmount neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Constructed in 1897, the building combined the more common urban vernacular Italianate style that was commonly used on similar mixed-use buildings around the city with Queen Anne and Renaissance Revival detailing, in a way that was unique and is not often seen in other neighborhoods in the city that have been the focus of preservation efforts, such as the West End and Over-the-Rhine. The building was home to apartments on the upper floors and a wide variety of businesses on the ground floor, which shifted with the neighborhood's demographics over the decades. The last tenant in the building was Gene and Em's Family Inn, a restaurant for which the large Pepsi Cola-branded sign remained after the business closed. Though there was some effort to save the building, in the end, the building was unceremoniously demolished and dumped in a landfill sometime in 2016, as the Metropolitan Sewer District would not allow the building to stay, as it stood in the way of their grand vision for the Lick Run Project, a controversial stormwater drainage project that has demolished several blocks in the heart of the old South Fairmount neighborhood business district. Feel free to use this model as you see fit, on the condition that you contact me first so I know where it is being used (I'd love to see it wherever it ends up), and give me a mention or credit wherever it is used or published. #Cincinnati #QueenAnne #Victorian #HistoricArchitecture
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