Cincinnati Times-Star Building

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Times-Star Building
Times-Star Building in Cincinnati, Ohio, which now houses the Hamilton County probation and domestic relations departments.
LocationCincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°6′19.71″N 84°30′26.06″W / 39.1054750°N 84.5072389°W / 39.1054750; -84.5072389Coordinates: 39°6′19.71″N 84°30′26.06″W / 39.1054750°N 84.5072389°W / 39.1054750; -84.5072389
ArchitectSamuel Hannaford & Sons [1]
Architectural styleArt Deco[1]
NRHP reference #83004309[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 25, 1983[1]

Cincinnati Times-Star Building at 800 Broadway Street in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, is a registered historic building. It was listed in the National Register on November 25, 1983. It was built in 1933 and was designed by the firm of Samuel Hannaford & Sons in the Art Deco Style. The limestone building has 15 stories with a basement and sub-basement beneath. There is no 13th floor as superstitions ran high during this time period. Much of the decorated facade plays homage to the printing and publishing businesses. Two hundred feet above the street stand four pillars at each of the tower's corners; they represent patriotism, truth, speed, and progress.

The newspaper plant occupied the first six stories. The floors above were offices. The Cincinnati Times-Star was an outgrowth of several newspapers and was owned by Cincinnati's Taft family. Charles Phelps Taft was editor.

Before moving into the Times-Star Building on Broadway on January 1, 1933, the newspaper's offices were on Sixth and Walnut streets.[2]

When the Times-Star folded in 1958, its assets were purchased by its rival, The Cincinnati Post, who moved into the building and occupied it until 1984.[3] Hamilton County bought the building in the late 1980s and renamed it the 800 Broadway Building. It is used for county offices and by the Juvenile Court.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. June 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Hurter, Jerry (December 1984). "Hulbert Taft's Missing Editorial". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 56. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  3. ^ Suess, Jeff. "Did you know? Times-Star Building is news icon". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Further reading[edit]

Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors, American Guide Series, The Weisen-Hart Press, May 1943, page 198.

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