Sunday, May 1, 2011

DeSales Corner

What is now East Walnut Hills was originally settled in the early 1850’s by John Baker, who built a home for him and his son-in-law Samuel Keys. Baker, who made his fortune from lumber and mill working, purchased 35 acres of land and this land would later become the village of Woodburn in 1866. It was later annexed to Cincinnati in 1873 and became the neighborhood of East Walnut Hills.

DeSales Corner is part of the Woodburn Avenue Historic District. The district features many styles of architecture including Romantic style buildings as well as many unique shops, restaurants, and businesses. One example of the great architecture in the area is the San Marco Apartment building built in 1893 (shown above).

DeSales Corner
Madison and Woodburn Avenue, East Walnut Hills

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