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Inspired by an Old Dilapidated Home

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I had a meeting earlier this week in Mount Auburn. It was such a nice day, so I decided to walk.

Headed back home down Vine St., I decided to head east on Mulberry. I don't know why. Curiosity maybe?

A half block in, I see this beautiful home. Now you have to use your imagination. It's obviously abandoned.

The windows boarded up. Two wet couch less couch cushions that have made a home on the steps leading up to what must have once been a grand house. I snapped these photos because I wanted figure out the house's story.

I made a quick stop at the Subway restaurant on Sycamore in OTR. The ladies working there are super friendly and nice. (I told them I would give them a shout out.) Back to my investigation. I jumped on Google, and quickly found out that the home was once owned by a major beer baron. Christian Moerlein lived in the home from 1870 until 1882.

He could walk to his brewery in OTR, that made him one of the most prominent brewers in the country. Moerlein passed away in 1897. The brewery continued operations until the start of prohibition. In 2004 the Christian Moerlein Brewey was started back up by Greg Hardman.

The old bottling plant is now home to Rhinegeist Brewery. As for Moerlein's old home, it was in danger of being demolished in 2012. However, recently received historic stabilization by the Hamilton County Landbank.

It's amazing what you learn, when you stop looking at your phone.

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