This map locates all the businesses recorded in the Green Books for Cincinnati. Several locations — especially in the West End — don’t exist today, so the addresses were adjusted to approximate the earlier locations. Also, several categories were combined to simplify the view.
Click on the square in the upper right to open the map in a new window. Then use the layers to explore the types of businesses.
Not all businesses were listed in the Green Books, of course. Yet a look at the map indicates how concentrated Black Businesses were in the West End and in Walnut Hills, confirming visually our knowledge of the communities.
The information in the Green Books has yielded additional historical information about Black Business in Cincinnati and in Walnut Hills.