Lunken Airport, located southeast of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, was dedicated in 1925 and served commercial aircraft into the 1940s before the establishment of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. American Airlines had its early beginnings at Lunken, and over the years, visitors ranged from Charles Lindbergh to the Beatles, who arrived for a concert in 1964.
Recognize this building? It’s Cincinnati’s City Hall, designed by Samuel Hannaford, Cincinnati’s most prominent 19th century architect. The massive granite City Hall building took six years and $1.6 million to construct. This photo is also included in our upcoming exhibit, “Treasures in Black and White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati.” Step back in time and see what life was like through Cincinnati Museum Center’s exclusive photograph collection.