Best Of 2018

Best Building We Wish Was Still Standing in Downtown Cincinnati: Dennison Hotel

Best Building We Wish Was Still Standing in Downtown Cincinnati
click to enlarge NICK SWARTSELL
Nick Swartsell

Gone but not forgotten, the Dennison Hotel came down in 2017, leaving a gaping hole in the fabric of downtown Main Street. The building was demolished after a protracted fight the previous year between preservationists, the city and owners the Joseph Family. It was an obstinate old dude: the demolition was slowed multiple times by complications, including the discovery that the Dennison shared a structural wall with a neighboring building. Should’ve just left it up, y’all. Eventually, the wrecking ball prevailed and now all we have left are memories.