City - Cincinnati, OH - Climbing up the hill 1915 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Hand colored photo from 1915 Original title: Mount Adams incline Photographer: Detroit Publishing Location: 64 Lock street (Replaced by the interstate), Cincinnati, OH
There are a number of views of this particular incline, from all different angles and years. I did a set that were from 1906, and I believe this one is from 1915 plus or minus 5 years. It is definitely older, as the buildings have aged. Fences are broken and worn, windows and shutters missing. Some of the house colors are different now, some are missing or added.
There is a guy working on the tracks in the center, looking down. I do wonder if he survived seems like a bad place to be with a car moving down, maybe it was going up and he was safe?
Because I already made this from other angles, I already had most of the colors chosen, I just had to match them up.
The quick history, the Mount Adams incline was built in 1872, it carried passengers, streetcars, wagons and eventually cars over the years. At the time it cost $2-$4 (our prices), to ride it. It was never that popular, it was more of a tourist attraction as it offered great views of the city.
Eventually it was removed but ran for 75 years, it polluted the air, and was noisy to run. Today there is evidence that it existed, the tracks are gone but the foundation exists, as does the pathway it once cut through. Everything from the center point down is an interstate.
May 7th, 2023
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