Mariemont – Original or Dale Park Square

Opposite a park separating it from the Mariemont Community Church is the original or Dale Park Square consisting of muli-story buildings with retail on the ground level and apartments on the upper floors on the two sides of the square farthest from the park and church.  Situated on the sidewalks outside of the buildings are benches for pedestrians to sit.  Typical of John Nolen’s design style, the streets flowing into the square do so from the corners as opposed to the middle of the sides as is common.  Also, typical of John Nolen’s design style, there is asymmetry in that streets flow into only 3 corners with the fourth corner being flat and fronting on the park separating it from the church.  Only about a block up from the original town square was the streetcar line which residents could ride in order to shop or work in downtown Cincinnati.

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~ by americanpresidents on September 8, 2010.

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