The area of Over-the-Rhine is one of the most historical, unique, and diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati.
During the 19th century, Over-the-Rhine was one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the Midwest, if not the most densely populated. As the center of German life in Cincinnati, there were more than 50 breweries in the neighborhood alone.
Recent attempts have been made to revitalize Over-the-Rhine, starting with 12th and Vine Streets immediately outside downtown. The redevelopment project, called the Gateway Quarter, has been largely successful in its attempts to attract empty-nesters and young professionals into the neighborhood. The Over-the-Rhine Foundation works to protect OTR’s endangered historic fabric as well as promote this redevelopment and growth.
“OTR” is a short film about this neighborhood and it’s unique history. The film tells the history of the area and what makes it unique through interviews with residents and supporters.