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BOND HILL: ORIGIN AND TRANSFORMATION OF A 19TH CENTURY CINCINNATI METRO-SUBURB

by VARADY, AHARON

Abstract (Summary)
Through a synthesis of primary source records, this study explores the origin of the Bond Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the motivation of its developers in the Reconstruction Era (1865-1880). The suburban history reveals the role of teetotalers, cooperatives, building associations, railroads, and radical utopians in the founding of a commuter suburb on unincorporated land at the junction of several important transportation routes. The role of the cooperative founder, Henry Watkin, is especially documented. In less detail, this thesis provides a complete survey of the history of the Bond Hill area, from the post-Colonial period, through annexation in 1903, and till the late 1980s. Recommendations for the currently operating Bond Hill Community Council are included in the conclusions. (This study was presented as a thesis in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Community Planning (MCP) at the School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), University of Cincinnati, June 11, 2004).
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:bond hill millcreek township suburb suburban history metropolitan commuter railroad intra urban young men s mercantile library cincinnati hamilton county ohio nineteenth century communitarian henry watkin lafcadio hearn cooperative

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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