The Kroger Co. / Over-The-Rhine

The Kroger Co. / Over-The-Rhine (HM2GFS)

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N 39° 6.693', W 84° 30.931'

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Near this site in was one of the original Kroger Grocery & Baking Company stores, where Bernard H. Kroger began serving
the Over-the-Rhine area in 1902. Kroger was 23 years when he opened his first store. The Great Western Tea Company at 66 East Pearl Street near the Cincinnati Riverfront
in July 1883. By 1902, when the company was incorporated as the Kroger Grocery & Baking Company. Kroger operated 40 stores. By 1908, the company had grown to a chain of 136, stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky
and began making deliveries to customers with 200 mule-drawn
wagons. Kroger was the first to combine meats and groceries
under one roof and the first grocery company to operate, its own
bakery. Currently called the Kroger Co. the grocer is a major
contributor to the local economy.In the 1840s, Cincinnati's downtown basin area was the Ohio
River end of the Miami and Erie Canal. The canal followed
what is now central Parkway. This area north of the canal welcomed
German,Dutch and French immigrants, who were attracted by the low cost of land, ample rental housing and
nearby job opportunities along the canal. The Irish and Italians
soon followed. Because of the German flavor of the area, the
Canal was dubbed the Rhine and the area across the canal became
known as Over-the-Rhine. Appalachian families

and African
Americans moved into Over-the Rhine during the 20th century
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, Over-the-
Rhine is an example of an intact 19th century urban neighborhood.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 714811 N 4332094
Decimal Degrees39.11155000, -84.51551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.693', W 84° 30.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 41.58" N, 84° 30' 55.86" W
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