The Greater Cincinnati area has one of the most impressive collections of historic architecture in the United States. Home buyers and visitors are frequently impressed and even overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of architectural styles. There are also a whopping 52 historic neighborhoods, each with a unique history and modern-day vibe. Here is a brief introduction to the Queen City’s architecture:

As you embark upon a search for your own historic home, or even if you’re just browsing, it is likely that you will be amazed by all of the details and connections you will find along the way. We hope that this site will be a useful aid in starting your exploration.

To aid in your search, below is a list of the architecture styles found in the Greater Cincinnati area and the years in which these homes were built. This list is courtesy of the City of Cincinnati’s website, which also includes links to style descriptions.



Greek Revival


Renaissance Revival

(1845-1885, 1890-1915)

Gothic Revival


Italian Villa




French Second Empire


Victorian Vernacular


Queen Anne and Shingle


Richardsonian Romanesque




Swiss Chalet


Colonial Revival






Spanish Mission


Four Square


Tudor Revival


Art Deco and Moderne


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