From early in Walnut Hills history, Lincoln Avenue was at the heart of a vibrant, diverse community. Using the 1870 and 1880 census along with other sources, we can learn about the people who lived there, how they compared to others in Walnut Hills, and how that area developed in the period from the Civil War through Reconstruction and beyond. Check back regularly to see more information.
- Lincoln Avenue in the heart of Black Walnut Hills, 1877
- Lincoln Avenue at the Beginning, a majority African American Community
- Residents of Lincoln Avenue, 1870-1880: Where did they come from?
- Lincoln Avenue in 1870: What did women do all day?
- 1870’s: What did men do all day?
- Census 1870-1880, Long Haul Transportation Occupations: Steamboats
- Long Haul Transportation around 1880: Pullman Cars and their Porters
- Black Business on Lincoln Avenue: The First Ice Cream Parlor, 1878
- Lincoln Avenue Sculptor: Louis Rebisso
More to come!