But Green’s The Color Of Spring…And I Think That’s What I Want To Be

Anyone familiar with Rose Hill Avenue in the historic neighborhood of North Avondale—lined with gaslights, mature trees, and gorgeous mansions built at the turn of the century—knows the “green brick house”. Actually, it’s green enameled brick tile. The tile, cutting edge for its time, was often used in the early 20th century for the light-wells […]

Cincinnati Holiday Traditions

Every city has its holiday traditions. My favorite, long-time Cincinnati tradition is a visit to the Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive–usually on Christmas Eve. The Conservatory has been part of the Eden Park landscape in one form or another since the late nineteenth century. The “new” building on the site today was designed […]

Queen City Holiday Shopping…Historically-Speaking

With the holiday shopping season quickly reaching its frenzy, Cincinnati’s big-time historic department stores come to mind including Pogue’s, Mabley & Carew, Shillito’s, McAlpin’s and Gidding’s—to name just a few. From the late 1800s to late 1970’s, downtown shopping in Cincinnati was huge, attracting countless shoppers from all over the region for over 100 years. […]

Architectural Treasures of the Queen City: Part II

The Windy City’s Daniel H. Burnham is nationally-known for a variety of works including a leading role in the creation of master plans for Chicago and downtown Washington D.C., and as designer of the Flatiron Building in New York City and Union Station in Washington D.C. (to name just two). He has also reached a […]

The A, B, C, and Ds of the National Register of Historic Places

Going about my business on the east side of Cincinnati, I have often passed a historic apartment building named La Tosca at the corner of Observatory Avenue and Edwards Road in Hyde Park. While waiting for the traffic light to change at this intersection, it is very easy to see that the building has a […]

Architectural Treasures of the Queen City: Part I

Architreks, a non-profit program of Cincinnati Preservation Association and the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, has a mission to connect the public to the city’s built environment. Their volunteer guides provide informative and engaging walking tours throughout Cincinnati’s various neighborhoods highlighting the city’s history and architecture. On your two-hour jaunt of Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Mt Adams, Walnut […]

Location, Location, Old Location: Using Sanborn Maps to Explore the Development of Your Historic Property

Realtors have been known to send off their clients with a small house-warming gift after Closing Day. Although a bottle of bourbon is always nice, another thoughtful gift for new old house owners is a framed copy of a historic map showing the location of their new home. Historic maps are useful for understanding the […]

What’s in a CincinnatiHistoricHomes.com Blog Anyway?

Welcome! This is the first blog post for CincinnatiHistoricHomes.com! This blog extraordinaire is a creation of the Sanregret Team, comprised of Adam Sanregret and myself, Karen Garrard. We specialize in providing real estate services for historic homes in Ohio and northern Kentucky (okay, okay, as well as apartment buildings, commercial properties, and real estate owned properties). […]