Two views of Over-the-Rhine 45 years apart, taken from Bellevue Hill Park. The 1965 view (top) is from a Kodachrome slide taken by my grandfather, Nelson Ronsheim.
In the right foreground is the steeple of St. John Church. For many years, St. John was the largest parish in the archdiocese, yet in 1969 it closed its doors. The church building was subsequently demolished and the steeple retained as part of the community center built on the property. The roof of the church building is visible in the 1965 photo, but is gone in the 2010 shot, revealing more of the steeple.
The Kroger Building may be seen here in both of its skins--the original aqua/white and the current silver/black.
The sign for Cincinnati Color ("PAINT") may be seen in both photos, but the business has moved to Dalton Avenue.
Just left of center in both photos is a building which, at one time, had a sign painted across its side. In the 1965 photo, the lettering is too faded to make out, but in the 2010 photo, it looks almost the same. Given how little the sign faded in the nearly 50 years between 1965 and 2010, how long ago might the sign have been painted?