The first 14 cards show Main Street in Norwood. I decided to put up a couple of sets of cards to show how the publisher would have the artist add, or delete, things to the cards they were coloring. The second card is a colored version of the first card but it was decided that it needed another car, so one was drawn in. The fourth card is a colorized version of the third card and it was decided that it needed to have more people walking around to make it more interesting. This was a practice that was done with virtually every card made. I have many cards with a dozen or more variations of the same photo. It is obvious that the center card in the second row has the car to the left drawn in, they didn't even bother to add any color to it.
Forest Ave., N. from Williams
The 2nd image is a present day view of the 1st card and the 4th image is an up-to-date view of the 3rd postcard image.
Sherman Ave Madison Ave. Brotherton Road Taylor Ave.
Montgomery Rd. & Carthage Ave. Ridge Ave. Stop # 14
WEST PRICE HILL
Neither one of the images above are postcards, you might say I am taking "Poetic License" because my name is not very common and to have a "corner" bearing my name was just something I could not ignore. The 1st image is obviously mush older than the 2nd present day one. This corner is located on Glenway Ave. at Guerley Road and Cleves Warsaw Pike. In 1928 John Prout (no relation) hired a Charles Hotchkiss & his son to build a large commercial building here. After it had been built Prout was unable to pay them and offered to give them the building but Charles refused trusting that Prout would eventually get the money to pay them. Unfortunately the next year the stock market crashed and John Prout sold the structure to a different investor and moved to Florida. All this caused the Hotchkisses to close their construction business. In later years the Price Hill Civic Club met here until 1994.
Benson & Main Sts. Benson St. RP
Main Street Rose Avenue Montgomery Pike
Grandin Road Madison & Grandin Rd
Postcard Advertising Home at 1830 William Howard Taft Road
The 3rd image above shows the residence as it exists today, It would be nice if someone would let the residents living there know about the existence of this very interesting postcard.
Peebles Corner Gilbert & McMillan East side Gilbert Ave.
South from McMillan
FOR MORE ON PEEBLES:
Harrison Ave. North Bend & Harrison
Wyoming Ave. East
Opposite corners at Tusculum
The 1st card above shows the residence of Dr. John T. Booth who lived at 3703 Eastern Ave. The 2nd and 4th non-postcard images show these structures as they look today.
Eastern & Torrence Ave. Cor. Eastern & Carrel St.
The last image above shows what the area looks like today. The East End Health Center building at 4031 Eastern Ave. is now where the two buildings you see in the middle postcard were.
HARRISON AVE. EAST
This card took a bit of detective work but I believe I have it pretty well located. The only sign I was able to read somewhat was the store on the left behind the telephone pole. It appears to be a shoe store owned by one Joseph Fluegemann and was located at 1546 Harrison Ave. This address places the store between Westwood Ave. and Queen City Ave. which is just west of the Western Hills Viaduct. The even number places the store on either the East or the North side of the street which means we are probably looking East on Harrison. I'm sure there is a flaw in my thinking somewhere (there always is) so please correct me if I am wrong.
DUCK CREEK ROAD
These cards have Cincinnati postmarks but their exact locations are unknown.