Frances Trollope [1779–1863]

First Impressions of Cincinnati…

We reached Cincinnati on the 10th of February [1828]. It is finely situated on the south side of a hill that rises gently from the water’s edge; yet it is by no means a city of striking appearance; it wants domes, towers, and steeples; but its landing place is noble, extending for more than a quarter of a mile; it is well paved, and surrounded by neat, though not handsome buildings. I have seen fifteen steamboats lying there at once, and still half the wharf was unoccupied.

Public Landing at Cincinnati
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