Re: Why hasn't Cincinnati grown as a city?
"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati. It is always ten years behind the times" ~ Mark Twain (unverified).
Geographically, Cincinnati's decline might in part be attributable to the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959.
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle