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Midcentury Modern homes in Cincinnati tend to be clustered in areas with the most construction going on in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  As with other parts of the country, these ares are known as ‘first suburbs’ – the first areas that were built for car commuting, usually clustered around the new suburban strip malls (Kenwood, Brentwood, Swifton Commons, Western Hills Shopping Center).  As highlighted in green in the map above, larger concentrations of MCM homes can be found in:

  • Western Hills
  • Mt. Airy (Rayburn Area)
  • Finneytown/Springfield Township
  • Wyoming
  • Amberley
  • Madeira/Indian Hill
  • Anderson (especially Turpin and Watch Hill area)

Smaller pockets of MCM homes are found in Clifton, Hyde Park (mostly along Grandin), and Paddock Hills/North Avondale

For more information on the homes, locations, and the architects who designed them, order the book ’50 from the 50’s – Modern Architecture and Interiors in Cincinnati’ by Udo Greinacher, Elizabeth Meyer, Susan Rissover, Patrick Snadon and Margo Warminski.

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