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Map 2: Historic Auburn Avenue. [Graphic] Map 2 with link to higher quality map.

Courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center

Map 2 shows the neighborhood surrounding the Taft House. It shows the houses and lists information about the occupants, and details the homes still standing today.

Questions for Map 2

1. Study the map and captions about Auburn Avenue residents. How would you describe Taft's neighborhood? How might this neighborhood compare to their downtown residence?

2. Note the church and fire house. Does your neighborhood have public buildings? Where would you find these types of structures today? How does the Mount Auburn Fire House differ from modern fire stations?

* The map on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of this map, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to a load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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