National Geographic : 1932 May
Photograph byJacob Gayer INCLINED-PLANE RAILWAYS LINK BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL SECTIONSOF CINCINNATI The city is built on three levels. On the river "bottoms" are the manufacturing and wholesale districts,while thechief retail houses areonhigher levels north of Third Street. Inclosing these terraces on three sides are the seven hills and the higher levelsbeyond, where most ofthefiner homes are located. The Mount Adams inclined-plane railway lifts the street car bodily from one level to another andaffords fine panoramic views. Intheright background towers the Union Central Life Building (see, also. Color Plate VI).