Monday, September 20, 2010

The McAlpin

I chose this location as an addition on the tour for two very important reasons – the first being the historical significance and the second because it serves as a nice example of the revitalization of the downtown area.

This set of buildings serve as the home of the former McAlpin’s department store. The store opened up at this location in 1880 and went from one building to several. In 1990, McAlpin’s became part of Mercantile and the downtown location eventually closed. In 1998 Mercantile was purchased by Dillard’s.

This series of buildings was eventually restored to their former selves and converted into downtown living space. This like many other buildings in the downtown area have gone through this amazing transformation making downtown not only a great place to work but also a great place to live.

The McAlpin
15 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati

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