Doctors' Building (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Doctors' Building
Doctors' Building, Cincinnati.jpg
Front and side of the Doctors' Building
Doctors' Building (Cincinnati, Ohio) is located in Ohio
Doctors' Building (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Location19 Garfield Pl., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°6′15″N 84°30′53″W / 39.10417°N 84.51472°W / 39.10417; -84.51472Coordinates: 39°6′15″N 84°30′53″W / 39.10417°N 84.51472°W / 39.10417; -84.51472
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectTietig & Lee
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #86003317[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

The Doctors' Building is a historic commercial structure in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.[1] Located on Garfield Place in the city's downtown, it is one of Cincinnati's few Late Gothic Revival commercial buildings.[2]

The Doctors' Building was designed by the firm of Tietig and Lee, one of Cincinnati's leading architectural firms in the early twentieth century.[2] Completed in 1923,[1] it was one of the firm's most prominent commissions; it was Cincinnati's only large building erected for the sole purpose of providing space for doctors' offices, and its location on the southern side of a park ensures that it can be seen from a distance. Terracotta tiles cover the eight-story facade,[2] which is structured primarily of brick,[3] although reinforced concrete was also employed in construction.[2] Some additional elements are constructed of metal or marble.[3] The building is topped with a mostly flat roof with a small penthouse.[2]

In 1986, the Doctors' Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It qualified for the Register both because of its place in local history and because of its well-preserved historic architecture.[3] Key to these two statuses was its place as the area's only large building constructed for physicians and as one of the most important buildings designed by Tietig and Lee.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 589.
  3. ^ a b c Doctors' Building, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-11-03.

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