Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Music Hall is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

1. Cincinnati Music Hall

9.5
1241 Elm St (btwn 12th St and 14th St), Cincinnati, OH
Concert Hall · Over-The Rhine · 31 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Built on the site of a former orphan asylum and potter's field, Music Hall, completed in 1878, is said to be haunted. Collection of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

2. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

9.4
1301 Western Ave (at Union Terminal), Cincinnati, OH
History Museum · 94 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Cincinnati Union Terminal under construction on 2/26/32; the art deco landmark opened on 3/31/33. The arch represented a metaphorical gateway to the city. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.

Western & Southern Financial Group is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

3. Western & Southern Financial Group

400 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH
Office · Central Business District · 3 tips and reviews
Arnold's Bar & Grill is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

4. Arnold's Bar & Grill

9.1
210 E 8th St (btwn Main & Sycamore), Cincinnati, OH
Bar · Central Business District · 42 tips and reviews

Tom S.Tom Streeter: Think about how folks probably sat that bar and debated re-electing Lincoln

Carew Tower is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

5. Carew Tower

7.7
441 Vine St. (at 5th St.), Cincinnati, OH
Building · Central Business District · 7 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Carew Tower under construction on 7/10/1930. The flag on top denoted that the building's full height, 49 stories, had been reached. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.

Great American Insurance (Dixie Terminal) is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

6. Great American Insurance (Dixie Terminal)

49 E 4th St (at Walnut Street), Cincinnati, OH
Office · Central Business District · 5 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Dixie Terminal arcade shortly after completion in 1921. The building served as a streetcar terminal, stock exchange and office building. Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co.

Fountain Square is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

7. Fountain Square

9.2
520 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH
Plaza · Central Business District · 69 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Fountain Square's centerpiece is the Tyler Davidson Fountain, which was donated by Henry Probasco and dedicated on October 6, 1871. 1935 photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.

Holy Cross-Immaculata Church is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

8. Holy Cross-Immaculata Church

30 Guido St (at Pavilion St.), Cincinnati, OH
Church · Mt Adams · 4 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Ever since the 1860s, Cincinnati Catholics have been "praying the steps" of this church on Good Friday every year. This view is from 1916. Collection of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. Read more.

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

9. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Court Ave. (KY17) (btwn E Mehring Way & Riverside Dr.), Cincinnati, KY
Bridge · 12 tips and reviews
Purple People Bridge is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

10. Purple People Bridge

8.5
Across the Ohio River, Newport, KY
Bridge · 10 tips and reviews
The Lofts at Shillito Place is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

11. The Lofts at Shillito Place

151 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Central Business District · 1 tips and reviews
Groton Lofts is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

12. Groton Lofts

151 W 7th St (Race St), Cincinnati, OH
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Central Business District · 2 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Dow was the first drug store in Cincinnati to add a soda fountain, along with perfume, cosmetic and tobacco departments. Others soon began to copy the format. Courtesy cincinnativiews.net. Read more.

Xavier University Alumni Center is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

13. Xavier University Alumni Center

1507 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH
College Administrative Building · Evanston · 2 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The building was once the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. Their machinery processed more than 500 bottles a minute "without being touched by hand." Courtesy cincinnativiews.net. Read more.

Starbucks is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

14. Starbucks

401 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Central Business District · 26 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The German National Bank building was completed in 1903. During World War I, anti-German sentiment forced them to change their name to Lincoln National Bank. Courtesy cincinnativiews.net.

Venice on Vine is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

15. Venice on Vine

5.8
1301 Vine St (13th Street), Cincinnati, OH
Pizza Place · Over-The Rhine · 16 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This 1869 building once housed the People's Theatre owned by Hubert Heuck, who also owned the Colliseum across the street. It was a 2nd class vaudeville and burlesque house. cincinnativiews.net

Best Western Premier Mariemont Inn is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

16. Best Western Premier Mariemont Inn

6.0
6880 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH
Hotel · 5 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Mariemont was founded with the goal of eliminating big city problems through proper planning. The inn opened in 1926 as the offices of the Mariemont Co, who built the city. From cincinnativiews.net.

Cincinnati City Hall is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

17. Cincinnati City Hall

801 Plum St (at W 9th St.), Cincinnati, OH
City Hall · West End · 4 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: City Hall has been on this site since 1852. The current building, designed by Samuel Hannaford (who designed Music Hall) opened in 1893. Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. Read more.

Nippert Stadium is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

18. Nippert Stadium

PO Box (at Goodman Dr.), Cincinnati, OH
College Football Field · CUF · 16 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Stadium from above in 1936. It's named for Jimmy Nippert, who died after contracting blood poisoning from an injury sustained during the 1923 game against Miami. He was the grandson of James Gamble.

Findlay Market is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

19. Findlay Market

9.5
1801 Race St (at Elder St.), Cincinnati, OH
Farmers Market · Over-The Rhine · 72 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Findlay Market as it looked in 1921. Completed in 1855, it was the first iron market building in the US. The bell came from Pearl St Market when it was torn down in 1934. Courtesy cincinnativiews.net. Read more.

Cincinnati Observatory Center is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

20. Cincinnati Observatory Center

8.4
3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH
Planetarium · Hyde Park · 8 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The cornerstone of this 1873 building is the same one laid by John Quincy Adams in 1843 at the original Mt Ida (later Mt Adams) location. Collection of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. Read more.

Taft Museum of Art is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

21. Taft Museum of Art

8.5
316 Pike St (at 4th St), Cincinnati, OH
Art Museum · Central Business District · 11 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House was home to some of Cincinnati's most famous families. The Tafts bequeathed it to Cincinnati in 1927. Collection of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

22. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

9.4
3400 Vine St (at Erkenbrecher Ave.), Cincinnati, OH
Zoo · Avondale · 87 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: When completed in 1907, the Herbivora Building (now the Elephant House) was the "largest and most complete concrete animal building in the world." Coll. of Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Co

Cincinnati Art Museum is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

23. Cincinnati Art Museum

9.1
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH
Art Museum · Mount Adams · 42 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: When founded in 1881, it was the first purpose-built art museum west of the Alleghenies. This building was initially completed in 1886. From the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sunlite Pool is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

24. Sunlite Pool

7.7
6201 Kellogg Ave (at Coney Island), Cincinnati, OH
Pool · 6 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: Sunlite Pool on 7/3/1927. At 200' wide, 401' long and holding more than 3 million gallons of water, it's the largest flat-surface pool in North America. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

25. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

8.7
35 W 5th St (at Race St), Cincinnati, OH
Hotel · Central Business District · 52 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Netherland Plaza cocktail bar as it appeared on July 8, 1942. The art deco styling found throughout the rest of the hotel is apparent. Photo courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center.

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

26. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Court Ave. (KY17) (btwn E Mehring Way & Riverside Dr.), Cincinnati, KY
Bridge · 12 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: At 1,057', it was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened on 12/1/1866. Photo from construction in 1865. From the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Carew Tower is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

27. Carew Tower

7.7
441 Vine St. (at 5th St.), Cincinnati, OH
Building · Central Business District · 7 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The site under construction in January 1930. Construction began just one month before the stock market crash of 1929. From the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Villa Madonna Academy is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

28. Villa Madonna Academy

2500 Amsterdam Rd, Villa Hills, KY
School · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Center Building first hosted classes in 1907. Board, tuition, laundry and use of library cost $45 per quarter. Courtesy nkyviews.com. Read more.

Assembly Cafe is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

29. Assembly Cafe

100 W Shelby St, Falmouth, KY
Bar · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Assembly Building was built in 1892 to house a drug store, residences and an assembly hall. In the years since, it's been a bank, pool hall, saloon, speakeasy, and theatre. Courtesy nkyviews.com. Read more.

Promont House Museum is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

30. Promont House Museum

906 Main St, Milford, OH
Museum · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Promont House was completed in 1867. It changed hands a few times before Ohio's 43rd Governor, John Pattison, moved in in 1879. It was his home until his death (5 months into his term) in 1906. Read more.

Union  Institute & University is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

31. Union Institute & University

440 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH
University · Walnut Hills · 3 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This building was built in 1921 to complement the Gruen building. It housed the Procter & Collier Co., an advertising and printing agency for Procter & Gamble. Courtesy cincinnativiews.net. Read more.

Lighthouse Youth Services is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

32. Lighthouse Youth Services

401 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH
Office · Walnut Hills · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This building was built by the Gruen Watch Company in 1917. Since their watches were based on Swiss designs, they wanted their factory to resemble a Swiss chalet. Courtesy cincinnativiews.net. Read more.

The Gwynne Building is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

33. The Gwynne Building

602 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Office · Central Business District · 1 tips and reviews
The Gwynne Building is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

34. The Gwynne Building

602 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Office · Central Business District · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Gwynne building was constructed in 1914 and named for the wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt. It served as the headquarters for P&G from 1935 to 1956. Read more.

Baldwin Building is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

35. Baldwin Building

655 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH
Auditorium · Walnut Hills · 3 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Baldwin Piano Company once called this building home. They began as piano dealers (at 4th & Elm) in 1862, but started making their own pianos on this site in 1890. Read more.

Boss Cox Residence is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

36. Boss Cox Residence

Brookline (at Jefferson), Cincinnati, OH
Historic Site · Clifton · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This was the home of George "Boss" Cox, who ran Cincinnati's political machine from 1891 to 1916. A Republican, Cox's ability to deliver election results extended his power throughout Ohio. Read more.

Caffe Barista & Deli is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

37. Caffe Barista & Deli

7.5
231 W 4th St (at Plum St), Cincinnati, OH
Deli / Bodega · Central Business District · 20 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This building was originally home to Gibson Greetings. It grew to become the third largest greeting card manufacturer in the country until it was purchased by American Greetings in 2000. Read more.

Cinfed Credit Union is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

38. Cinfed Credit Union

830 Main St (at 9th Street), Cincinnati, OH
Credit Union · Central Business District · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: The Second National Bank, who completed this building in 1908, had at least two presidents arrested for misappropriating bank funds, including one embroiled in the Boss Cox scandals. Read more.

The Alms is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

39. The Alms

2525 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45206, Cincinnati, OH
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Walnut Hills · 1 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: This building was originally a 1925 addition to the Hotel Alms, which was owned by Frederick Alms (of the Alms & Doepke Department Store). WKRC Radio broadcast from the hotel in their early days. Read more.

Butternut is one of Surviving Historic Buildings in Cincinnati.

40. Butternut

747 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
Cupcake Shop · 2 tips and reviews

Cincinnati History PhotosCincinnati History Photos: On the Southwest corner of the building, you'll find old Police Patrol Station No. 4. Built in 1890, it closed after a 1955 police redistricting and the building was absorbed into the Hostess plant. Read more.