The old YMCA

The gothic YMCA building at 270 Calhoun Street in University Heights opened in 1930 for $175,000. Pretty sure it’s been sitting empty for over a decade. To rehab it would be expensive, but dang how neat would it be if they did?

Crosley factory

This huge factory in Camp Washington used to churn out Crosley radios from 1930 until 1960. For 12 of those 30 years, music, comedies and soap operas were broadcast from the eighth-floor studios of WLW, then the nation’s most powerful radio station. (Fix it up or tear it down, Cincinnati Enquirer) I used to live […]

Possible view

Attended a Creative Mornings talk at the Possible building downtown. Dug the view!

I need a category for boring

Left Chicago early that day

The thing about the internet is that you don’t really need to schedule time on your trip to hit up The Magnificent Mile when you’re in Chicago anymore. We have Crate & Barrel in our suburbs and UPS at our doorstep. I’m remiss that we didn’t hit up Wishbone for breakfast because if America runs […]


Drove over to the other side of town for dinner with friends from way back (all the way to kindergarten.) Had a great time, but needed  to cut  the evening short as I had a deadline looming. Other highlight? The rain abated.

American Can Factory

This project has been in the works for years, but it’s finally coming to fruition. I’ve always loved this building in Northside. It’s great to see it find new life. According to Building Cincinnati: “The American Can building, built in 1921, is a nearly unaltered building in the Commercial Style and was home to one […]

Same view, different time

Previously: A similar snapshot from January 2010.