History of the Cincinnati Subway Tunnels with Jacob Mecklenborg

Monday, March 4, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jacob Mecklenborg, an author, photojournalist, and Cincinnati native will be here to talk about his book Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway: A Complete History. Mecklenborg’s book aims to debunk many of the legends around these abandoned tunnels and talk about what happened, and why we don’t have them today.

“What of those ghostly catacombs that lie dormant below city streets? Those subway tunnels, never finished, never filled with the screeches of trains and the busy commotion of commuters. Just there. Dead. You’ve heard of the subway’s demise. The tunnels were too narrow. The city was too broke. A grand miscalculation. Well, most of what you’ve heard is, sorry to say, untrue. The popular story of the subway’s demise is myth-laden and as incomplete as the original plan. The full story, long buried in mounds of public records dispersed in libraries, is now exposed.”

 


 

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If you have any questions, please contact Shannon at sdevlin@cc-pl.org.

 

Meeting Room:   Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level

Age Range:   Adult

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