Queensgate, Cincinnati

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Queensgate is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Queensgate was the center of Cincinnati's pork packing industry.

Queensgate is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. It sits in the same valley as Downtown Cincinnati and has been dominated by industrial and commercial warehouses for most of its history. Cincinnati's nickname of "Porkopolis" started here with hog slaughtering in the early 19th century.[1]

Queensgate was formerly simply known as part of the West End, Cincinnati. The City Plan for Cincinnati of 1948 called for slum clearance, and beginning in 1960 large tracts of the historic West End were razed. This "Urban renewal" project resulted in what is now the industrial area of Queensgate.[2]

Queensgate is home of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.[1] From 1884 until 1970 the Cincinnati Reds at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western Avenue in Queensgate--the last 57.5 of those years at Crosley Field. The former site of home plate of Crosley Field has been painted in an alley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holthaus, David. "An eco-industrial vision for Queensgate". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ Singer, Allen J. (2005). "Stepping Out in Cincinnati: Queen City Entertainment 1900-1960". Arcadia Publishing. p. 100. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Site of Crosley Field as it is today". The Cincinnati Enquirer. April 5, 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 39°6′N 84°32′W / 39.100°N 84.533°W / 39.100; -84.533