Crosley’s Pups, Pinecroft, and the Reds

Crosley Field with new-fangled electric lighting ca 1940s

Crosley Field with that new-fangled electric lighting ca 1940s

Powell Crosely, Jr. (1886-1961) described himself as the “man with 50 jobs in 50 years”. As inventor, industrialist, or entrepreneur, his name is well-known in Cincinnati. Crosley cars, Crosley radios (the Crosley pup!), Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, the Crosley building in Camp Washington, and–with it now being the middle of major league baseball season–Crosley Field and the Cincinnati Reds, of course.


In 1934, Powel Crosley, Jr. purchased the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team.



Pinecroft, also known as the Powel Crosley, Jr. Estate is located at 2336 Kipling Aveue in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is significant both as a Tudor Revival estate designed by Dwight James Baum, and for its association with the life of Powel Crosley, Jr. (1886 – 1961),  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 2008.[1][2]