43 photos of South Fairmount

Located just west of the Queensgate rail-yard, South Fairmount is a unique 19th century urban neighborhood of Cincinnati. Unfortunately many of the buildings remain abandoned and little sign of revitalization is evident. From biking through I can say the biggest issue is car pollution. The two main corridors, Queen City Ave. and Westwood Ave. are two one-way urban expressways littered with heavy traffic. It’s in need of a local restaurant as a symbol of community pride. (see Eli’s BBQ) Nonetheless ,a pleasant neighborhood outside of  rush hour.

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2 thoughts on “43 photos of South Fairmount

  1. The one with the three story on the right and the two story with the turret and the car nosing its way in in the corner is just great. Really captures Cincinnati’s urban decay. Makes me ache for the times that used to be and could be. What wonderful architecture…and photos!

  2. Thanks for the feedback! Personally I think the 3-story to the left of the red building, (2nd to last picture) is the breadwinner of the neighborhood. That, or the Spring Garden cheese wedge building. Norwood lost their iconic Flat-Iron (Arnold building), so I hope Fairmount holds on to this.

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