One of my favorite corners in Walnut Hills is the intersection of Lincoln and Melrose Avenues. The north side of Lincoln and up Melrose to Beecher is part of the Lincoln Melrose Local Historic District. The south side of Lincoln though also has some nice houses near the corner. All the homes are Queen Anne or Richardsonian Romanesque in style and were built between 1880 and 1910.
841 Lincoln Avenue (SE Corner)
849 Lincoln Avenue
827 Lincoln Avenue (SW Corner)
A lodge of the Black Elks or, more formally, the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW) which was actually founded in Cincinnati in 1898 by Benjamin Franklin Howard and Arthur J. Riggs, a former slave and Pullman porter. Riggs’ story and the establishment of the Black Elks is an interesting one that I really didn’t know until now!
820 Lincoln Avenue (NW Corner)
835 Beecher Street (SE Corner)
3017 Melrose Avenue
3014 & 3010 Melrose Avenue
836 – 852 Lincoln Avenue
Many of these are owned by the City of Cincinnati. Building Cincinnati did an article on these homes and the neighborhood in 2007.
As an aside, at one time, the Cincinnati Club had a location further south at 2840 Melrose for a time, now the location of the Melrose YMCA. (Link to Library’s Cincinnati Memory Project photo.)