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Washington Terrace

Low-cost housing constructed during the early 20th century.

The Washington Terrace Apartment Complex was built by Jacob Schmidlapp’s Model Homes Company, located west of Gilbert and south of Blair on vacant land that was until that time a usually dry creek, without much in the way of city services. Model Homes sought to provide the community with park and playground space in the development.

For more on this imoprtant site visit the Walnut Hills Historical Society entry at https://walnuthillsstories.org/stories/low-cost-housing-washington-terrace-community/

Images

Washington Terrace Building
Constructed and managed by the Model Homes Company Source: New York Public Library Creator: Carl Mydans (Photographer); U.S. Farm Security Administration Photographs Date: c. 1935
Washington Terrace Source: Hamilton County Library Creator: L. M. Prince Company (Lantern Slides) Date: 1941
View of Washington Terrace Source: Library of Congress Date: 1935

Location

3066-3088 Kerper Avenue

Metadata

Geoff Sutton, “Washington Terrace,” Cincinnati Sites and Stories, accessed October 5, 2022, http://stories.cincinnatipreservation.org/items/show/64.