Dr. Loretta C. Manggrum

Loretta Cessor, born in 1896 in Gallipolis, Ohio, had African American, Irish and Native American ancestry. Her mother was a teacher who played the piano Continue Reading

Green Book Map

This map locates all the businesses recorded in the Green Books for Cincinnati. Several locations — especially in the West End — don’t exist today, Continue Reading

The Hotel Alms

In 1891, Frederick Alms built a large apartment building on McMillan, just across Elmwood Place (later renamed Alms Place, now Victory Parkway) from his palatial Continue Reading

Frederick Alms

Frederick Alms, a native Cincinnatian born in 1839, graduated from Woodward High School and began to work for an uncle in the dry goods business. Continue Reading

Projects

Walnut Hills and the Great Migration Our November, 2020, virtual meeting featured research by Geoff Sutton on how Cincinnati and our neighborhood responded to the Continue Reading

Fox Hardware

William H. Fox, an Irishman born in 1851, came to America at age 18. By the mid ‘70’s he had established a business as a Continue Reading

Shoe Manufacturing

Walnut Hills played a significant early role in Cincinnati’s important shoe and boot manufacturing. Three concerns active in the 1870’s, all run by English immigrants, Continue Reading

Baldwin Piano

D.H. Baldwin, a music teacher in Cincinnati, began selling pianos in about 1862; his stock included Chickering and Steinway products. In 1865, he hired a Continue Reading

Hilltop Carriage

“If the question was asked: ‘In what city in the world are the greatest number of carriages manufactured?’ almost any American school boy would answer Continue Reading