Recently I’ve set out to find old photographs of Ludlow Avenue, the Clifton Gaslight Business District, and the Gaslight District in general. Mostly I’ve been searching for photos of storefronts that have changed over the years, either due to cosmetic changes or new businesses replacing old ones. I feel as if I’m just scratching the surface so far, but I figured I’d trot out some photos just to get things started. As more photos become available, I’ll keep adding to this blog entry and perhaps create new blog entries that are narrower in focus. I encourage anyone who has photos (or knows where I can find more) to add to this collection to contribute. Eventually I suspect this will become a separate page on Gaslight Property’s website, gaslightproperty.com. These are some of the photos I’ve collected thus far. At first I was going to write a caption for each one – but after posting them I thought, it’ll be more fun for people to suss out where these locations are. So can you identify all the locations from the past and the businesses/spaces that have replaced them? And can you add some photos to the collection? In any case, enjoy this soon-to-be-expanded magical history tour.
(Update) This loft-style apartment is currently occupied, but Gaslight Property wants apartment seekers to know that it has apartments for rent in several buildings in the Gaslight District in Clifton. Those buildings include the Jonathan at 451 Ludlow; Tudor Court Apartments, also on Ludlow Avenue; Whitfield Gardens, at 3242 Whitfield; Lafayette Hills, at 880 Lafayette Ave.; and buildings at 319 Terrace Ave., 525 Lowell, and 3257 Bishop. Call Stephanie Taylor at 513.861.6000 if you’re interested in seeing any of these apartments, and she’ll show you them in person!
A unique apartment just became available on Ludlow Avenue in the heart of the gaslight district, and she’s a beauty. With approximately 1,360 square feet, this apartment offers a rare opportunity for a loft-style apartment in Clifton. Instead of several rooms partitioned off with walls, this second-floor space at 343 Ludlow Avenue combines a living room, updated kitchen and dining room into one big open space, plus there’s a bedroom in the back, and a bathroom. As you can tell from the photos, the walls have a cool color scheme that you may to keep for yourself. With hardwood floors, a tiled fireplace and a stained glass window, the apartment has lots of charm, with plenty of natural light and a great view. The location couldn’t be better: you’re above the Proud Rooster restaurant and within walking distance of Ambar India, Sitwell’s, Olive’s, The Esquire Theatre, and dozens of other shops, restaurants, bars and . Call Stephanie Taylor at 513.861.6000 if you’re interested, and she’ll show it to you in person!
This video shows some of the other apartment Gaslight Property has available: