Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Northside Mother's Day Randomness (part one)

a family excursion to Northside, Cincinnati, involves a lunch at Melt, and photographic wanderings and musings...
Nestled between I 74 and I 75, practically surrounded by several parks, north and slightly west of downtown Cincinnati,  Northside calls itself an "urban village."

A "real" population began to develop in the 1820s with the development of the Miami-Erie Canal and the CH&D Railroad.  This area, originally named Cumminsville, became  known as a place Cincinnatians could visit to get away from the city.  

After WWII, industry exploded, and the highway system became well developed.  People no longer had to live near their work.  Thus began the exodus to more rural areas, and Cumminsville declined.


Northside (name changed a few decades ago) has experienced a renaissance in recent years.  The community strives to be a hip, holistic, diverse, and sustainable environment, providing a variety of cultural, work, and educational opportunities.
courtyard outside Melt

Independently owned restaurants abound. 

inside chairs at Take the Cake

Northside official website
Melt restaurant
Take the Cake restaurant 
photos by me © 2010


  1. This looks like a great place to visit. I like those chairs at the cake place.

  2. Very fun! I love the spires - they are so cool!

  3. Looks like a fun trip and a fun town :) Glad you got to celebrate in between all your working!

  4. I just love the architecture! Very cool!

  5. Looks like a fun afternoon! That wall mural was a wonderful find!

  6. Looking at your pics I can feel the obvious charm of this area. My love to you across the miles...


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