Friday, September 10, 2010

18. Cincinnati Gas & Electric

Before Cinergy and Duke there was C.G.&E who provided all of the gas and electric needs for the Tri-State area. This building was the headquarters for C.G.&E and it is not the company itself that makes this building what it is but it is the history of the site and the designer of the building.

This Beaux-Arts Classical Revival structure was designed by John Russell Pope who is best known for his design of the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. At this location in 1790 there stood a log cabin and this is where William Moody, the first child to be born in Cincinnati. At the time he was born, there were 200 residents in Cincinnati. At the time of his death in 1879, the population was 250,000.

Cincinnati Gas & Electric
139 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati

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