Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Brief History of a Queen City Gem

Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Brief History of a Queen City Gem

by Gregory Parker Rogers
     
 

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First settled in 1795, Hyde Park was an area of great estates and small and large farms until 1892. That's when the seven-member Hyde Park Syndicate capitalized on new transportation connections to downtown as a means to sell their property as smaller parcels. Designed to be upscale, the neighborhood attracted people looking for a suburban experience in an urban

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First settled in 1795, Hyde Park was an area of great estates and small and large farms until 1892. That's when the seven-member Hyde Park Syndicate capitalized on new transportation connections to downtown as a means to sell their property as smaller parcels. Designed to be upscale, the neighborhood attracted people looking for a suburban experience in an urban setting. This history introduces influential figures, including eventual Ohio governor Myers Y. Cooper, the Kilgour brothers, Levi Ault and Senator Joseph Foraker. It explains the development of Hyde Park Square and the community's streets, schools and churches. Readers will rediscover lost places, like the Grandin Bridge, Rookwood, The Pines, Belcamp and the Hermitage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299009
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
History Press Brief History Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Rogers came to Hyde Park in 1989 after graduation with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Emory Law Journal. He also has a degree from Miami University that includes a minor in history and recognition in a national history honorary. He is co-chair of the Labor Department at Taft Stettinius & Hollister where he has worked for twenty-one years. Greg enjoys Hyde Park with his wife, Kathy, and three children.

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