Friday, December 14, 2012

American Building

This Art Deco building was completed in 1928 and designed by architect Joseph G. Steinkamp and his brother Benjamin Steinkamp.  The building was built in anticipation of the completion of the subway and Central Parkway – both becoming major modes of transportation in the city.  It was one of the first Art Deco buildings in Cincinnati and many features of this style can be found throughout the building from the stonework, arches, the balconies on the upper floors, and the lobby ceiling.  At 18-stories, it is the tallest building in Over-The-Rhine.  It was originally built as an office building but in 2004 it was renovated and turned into condos.

American Building
30 East Central Parkway, Over-The-Rhine

1 comment:

Gassyknoll said...

It always reminds me of the apartment building from Ghostbusters.