Spring in Our Steps

Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.

Alley Inventory of the City of Cincinnati

This is a comprehensive inventory of public alleys in Cincinnati. It includes every public alley within the purview of the Department of Public Services–including those that no longer are. Alleys are sorted by name and neighborhood, including information on public right-of-way (ROW) width, and paving type(s). Images are available of select alley by clicking on the lane width. A full photo inventory of each alley will eventually follow. We will use the inventory to prioritize our advocacy for preservation, programming, and cleanup projects. It will also serve as a public resource to all who wish to reference it.

The alley inventory was first initiated in 2015 by Christian Huelsman. It has been updated in three phases since its inception, making use of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, property data from the Cincinnati Area Graphic Information System (CAGIS), and historical city documents archived on Google Books. Subsequently, additional GIS data on paper streets has recently been made available, making it possible to distinguish between public ROW that have either been sold or maintained for utility access.

Inventory key:

Brick / CobblestoneGranite / Concrete / Asphalt / Gravel / Natural / Pedestrian

Alleys with more than one paving type throughout its length will be represented by alternating designation.

[0] –  Indicates ROW width, which may show varied widths per alley.
Hover over ROW width for hyperlinks to available photos.

Avondale (5 alleys/2 paved/0 walks or steps)
Malin [20] • Marmet [20] • Unnamed [10] (3608 Duluth ↹ rear of 34 Forest) • Unnamed (depth of 14 Tower ↹ unnamed alley) • Unnamed (3536 Vine ↹ 3531 Beldare)

Bond Hill (9 alleys/9 paved/0 walks orsteps)
Crusey [10] • Hafer [10] • Monoque [10] • Unnamed [15] (Meta Dr to Franklin Av)

California (complete – 7 alleys)
Alley #9 [10] • Alley #10 [10] • Koehler [16] • Smith [10] • Unnamed [10] (btwn Berte & Bryson) • Unnamed [10] (btwn Bryson & Croslin) • Waits [20]

Camp Washington (9 alleys/9 paved/0 walks or steps)
Arlington [20] • Bates [10-30] • Bangor [10] • Combs [10-10.5] • Gene [10] • Harold [15] • Holder [10] • Unnamed [10] (rear of 3061 Henshaw ↹ rear of 3118 Colerain) • Unnamed [10] (rear of 2901 Spring Grove at Township ↹ 2941 Spring Grove)

Carthage (paving in progress – 17 alleys )
Blue Rock [20] • Boake [20] • Cedar [20] • Fielday [15] • Flint [20] • Granite [20] • Hospe [15] • Market [20] • Marble [20] • Poplar [20] •  Rosewood [13] (at W Seymour) • Sandstone [20] • Unnamed [20] (btwn W 68th & W 69th) • Unnamed [10] (at E 70th Av) • Unnamed [16.4] (7510 Anthony Wayne & 25 E 76th, btwn E 75th & E 76th) • Unnamed [16.4] (7610 Anthony Wayne & 20 E 76th, btwn E 76th & City Center Dr) • Willow [20]

CBD/Riverfront (44 alleys/44 paved/0 walks or steps)
Alden [12-35-12] • Baldwin [10] • Benham [12] • Bedinger [20] • Berning [10] • Bodman [8.5] • Bowen [16] • Britt [10] • Coleman [10] • Cowdry [8.5] • Crow [16] • Cuts [18-10] • Doerr [10] • Egan [10] • Elkins [10] • Gano [20] • Goshen [10] • Government [13.75] • Graham [10] • Home [20] • Honing [10] • Iola [10] • Ira [10] • Leslie [20-10-15-10] • Lloyd [10] • L’Hommedieu [10] • Morand [10] • Oneida [13.5-12] • Pancoast [12-18] • Paulding [20] • Peale [12] • Pendery [10] • Postal [10-14.7] • Prior [20-16] • Roots [10] • Ruth Lyons [20] • Swift [10] • Thorp [10] • Times [8.5] • Trout [10] • Watts [10] • Weaver [10-14] • Whetstone [12]

Clifton (7 alleys/4 paved/0 walks or steps)
Cropper [20] • Ferrars [15-20.5-15] • Harry [10] • Kirschner [15] • Manor Hill [20] • Meadow [12] • Unnamed [10] (109 Della Eva ↹ 183 Lafayette Cir)

College Hill (complete – 4 alleys)
Unnamed [20] (5659 Glenview to 5522 Glenview) • Unnamed [7] (1499 Wittekind to depth of lot) • Unnamed [10] (5916 Saranac to 5915 Lantana) • Unnamed [10] (5920 Saranac to 5923 Lantana)

Columbia-Tusculum (complete – 5 alleys)
Creighton [20-15] • Feemster [20] • McVayle [10] • Stites [12.5] • Van Volkenburgh [10]

Corryville (complete – 3 alleys)
Eucleden [10-14] • Unnamed [10] (from E Shields at 3300 Vine) • Van [20-30-20]

CUF [includes “The Heights”] (26 alleys/22 paved/10 walks or steps)
Alta Crest (Steps) [9] • Alta Crest [6]  Ceylon [12] • Clemmer (Steps) [10] Draper (Steps) [10] • Fargo [20] • Foxhall [10.5-15-10] • Flora (Walk) [4] • Hukill [15-10] • Joselin [12] • Kirk [10-20] • Manchester (Steps) [20] • Moon [6] • Mountain [12] • Ortiz [15] • Pitt [14] • Polk (Steps) [10] • Queen City (Steps) [8] • Schorr [10] • Sohn (Steps) [20] • Sohn [20] • Stair [12] • Stier [10] • Unnamed [10] (depth of 403 W McMillan ↹ Old McMillan) • Unnamed [10] (2115 Vine ↹ 2203 Ohio at Van Lear) • Van Lear (19-17.5) • Vockell [10] • Zier [16-56-12]

East End (paving in progress – 20 alleys)
Alley #16 [10] • Babb [15-20] • Congress [5] • Drake [20] • Foster [10] • Feemster [20] • Glenn [12] • Gotham [18-25] • Green [12] • Hoboken [20] • Knicely [16] • Pfaff [12] • Pipe [16] • Redmond [20] • Untitled [10] (between 232 Congress & 3708 Mead) • Untitled [5] (Hoff Av) • Untitled [20] (Babb Al. btwn Ridgeley & Page) • Untitled [20] (Babb Al. btwn Page & Watson) • Untitled [20] (Babb Al. btwn Watson & Wenner) • Unnamed [15] (btwn Watson & Strader) • Unnamed [10] (btwn Holbrook & Dumont) • Unnamed [10] (from Holbrook & Kellogg)

East Price Hill (complete – 6 alleys)
Edwin [15] • Murdock [5] • Nonaly [12] • Plane [10] • Ring [20] (circle drive from 2550 to 2570) • Unnamed [10] (btwn rear of 2608 Price & 2607 Maryland)

East Walnut Hills (complete – 7 alleys)
Burdett [18] • Orange [15] • Peach [12] • Pitmans [12.6] (btwn East & 2219 North) • Rose [20] • Unnamed [12.6] (btwn East & 2225 Long) • Unnamed [12.6] (btwn East & 2219 Clarendon)

East Westwood (complete – 1 alley)
Unnamed [10] (2023 to 2045 Baltimore)

English Woods (complete – 1 alley)
Unnamed [10] (btwn Yonkers & Shetland)

Evanston (complete – 4 alleys)
Hines [20] • Malory [20] • Unnamed [7] (2057 Hewitt to Hines) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 3009 O’Bryon to rear of 2030 Madison)

Hartwell (complete – 2 alleys)
Tuskegee [10] • Unnamed [10] (Tuskegee Ln to Muscogee St)

Hyde Park (complete – 1 alley)
Gregson [10]

Kennedy Heights (complete – 1 alley)
Unnamed [10] (3677 Davenant to Columbia Twp)

Linwood (paving in progress – 7 alleys)
Ascension [6] • Church [15] (at Heekin) • Greenwood [16] • Unnamed [20] (3640 Russell to 3653 Archer) • Unnamed [20] (3623 Archer to 3653 Archer) • Unnamed [12] (from 5501 McClure) • Unnamed [20] (depth of 4930 Bouton)

Lower Price Hill (complete – 5 alleys)
Desalaers [12] • Neff [15] • Oswaldt [15] • Pardee [20] • Peerless [20-21]

Madisonville (complete – 22 alleys)
Thoburne [20] • Unnamed [6] (btwn 5615 Chandler & 5201 Ebersole) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 5708 Chandler & 5320 Ebersole) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 5722 Chandler & 5319 Ravenna) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 5211 Chandler & 5204 Ebersole) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 5215 Chandler & 5201 Ravenna) • Unnamed [12] (btwn rear of 5214 Chandler & rear of 5213 Ravenna) • Unnamed [18-12] (depth of 5711 Roe) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 5812 Roe & 4619 Thoburne) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 4602 Whetsel at Roe & 5915 Clephane) • Unnamed [12-10] (btwn 4716 Whetsel & 4715 Mathis) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 4612 Ward & 4607 Mathis) Unnamed [16] (btwn 5910 Chandler & 5335 Ward at Cornish) • Unnamed [11.8] (btwn 6104 Chandler & 5351 Chapman at Alpha) • Unnamed [15] (btwn 6200 Chandler at Chapman & 6219 Manuel) • Unnamed [16] (btwn 6000 Desmond at Ward & 6325 Chandler) • Unnamed [17] (btwn 6000 Madison at Ward & 6015 Sierra) • Unnamed [16] (btwn 6112 Ward & 6322 Sierra) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 6414 Desmond & 6415 Chandler) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 6525 Chandler & 6606 Madison) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 4931 Settle & 4932 Jameson) • Unnamed [6-30-8] (depth of 6828 East Fork to depth of 6846 East Fork)

Millvale (complete – 0 alleys)

Mount Adams (complete – 11 alleys)
Cannon [10] • Fortview [20] • Fortview [16] • Guido [5] • Oregon [10] • Perpendicular [15] •  Unnamed [10] (btwn 1287 Ida & Elsinore at Wareham) • Unnamed [5] (btwn 304 Oregon & 900 Celestial) • Unnamed [10-5] (btwn 977 Fortview & 1016 Hill) • Whitaker [10] • Wood [20] (btwn 365 Baum & 348 Kilgour)

Mount Airy (complete – 0 alleys)

Mount Auburn (31 alleys/28 paved/5 steps)
Alma [55-30-20] • Auburn [10-15] • Auburn (Terrace) [10] • Bamboo [20] • Beech [10] • Bosler [15] Broadway (Steps) [7] • Bunker [10] • Catlin [16] • Cogswell [10] • Corporation [20] • Decker [20] • Drake [14] • East [10-15-22] • Elijah [16] • Hiram (Steps) [20] • Josephine (Steps) [15] • Leake [20] • Moth [10] • N Wendell (Steps) [15] • N Wendell [15] • Pendleton [15] • Rice [10] • Schenk [20] • Shea [20] • S Wendell [10] • St. Joe [10] • Unnamed [4.5-10] (1905 Bigelow ↹ 1815 Josephine) • Unnamed [20] (538 Channing ↹ 1911 Highland) • Ural (Steps) [10] • Ural [10] • Von Seggern [15] • Walsh [15]

Mount Lookout (complete – 13 alleys)
Arnold [10] • Ascension [6] (depth of 4828 Columbia) • Boynton [20-30] • Close [10] • Crocus [10] • Fawn [10] • Healey [20] • Kinmont [11] • Lindell [10] • Lookout [15] • Salisbury [10] • Unnamed [10] (btwn 8 Moyer & Boynton) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 3527 Kroger & McGuffey)

Mount Washington (complete – 8 alleys)
Campbell [20] • Eppert [16] • Geddes [20] • Plaza [20] • Rebold [16] • Tom Roth [16] • Unnamed [14] (Crestview Pl) • Unnamed [20] (6242 Benneville)

North Avondale (complete – 1 alley)
Rose Hill [15]

North Fairmount (complete – 5 alleys)
Spofford [20-30] • Unnamed [10] (2021 Baltimore] • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1646 Pulte at Linden & 2829 Beekman] • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1643 Pulte at Linden & 2761 Beekman] • Unnamed [15-10] (btwn 1610 Yonkers & 3201 Beekman]

Northside (complete – 26 alleys)
Ammon [12] (btwn 4312 Hays & 4421 Ammon) • Armour [12] • Baltzer [12] • Blum [15] • Carrie [12] • Cecil [20] • Cluxton [12]Coates [12] • Dicks [20] • Gorham [12] • Gray [12] • Grogan [10] • Honer [12] • Ingol [12] • Justin [12] • King [10] • Looker [12] • Marble [20-30] • Medill [16] • Pope [16] • Shale [10] • Tudor [10] • Unnamed [12] (btwn 4746 Howard & 4769 Hart) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 4571 Janet & 1585 Glen Armand) • Unnamed [20] (btwn 1830 Robley & 4571 Hamilton) • Weipul [15]

Over-the-Rhine (60 alleys/59 paved/8 walks or steps)
Adrian [10] • Atlas [15] • Baldwin [10] • Bardes [10-12] • Baschang [20] • Baymiller (Steps) [10-5] • Benton [12] • Blanca [12] • Bland [15] • Boots [12] • Brackett [10] • Campbell [20] • Clymer [12] • Cogswell [10] • Cogswell (Steps) [10] • Colby [10] • Comer [15] • Conroy [10] • Conroy (Street) [20-10] • Coral [10]Doerr [10] • Drum [10] • Emerson [10] • Enon [15] • Eton [12] • Fall [10] • Fall (Walk) [10] • Fenwick [10-11] • Gandolfo [10] • Glanker [12] • Glass [12] • Goetz [10] • Goetz (Steps) [10] • Goose [10-12-20] • Grear [12] • Hanover [20] • Hart [12] • Hust [12-20] • Kress (Steps) [15] • Kress [15] • Levi [12] • Manchester [20] • Merit [20] • Michael Bany [10] • Nagel [12] • Osborne [15] • Parvis [10] • Peck [10-12] • Peete [10-15] • Renner [20] • Rice (Steps) [10] • Rodney [10-12] • Rowan [16] • Schedel [12] • Sellew [12] • Sharp [12] • Sharp (Steps) [12] • Short [10] • Specht [12] • Shute [10] • Thurber [12] • Tiffin [10] • Unnamed (Walk) [2.5] (rear of 1331 Vine ↹ rear of 1328 Republic) • Whetsel [10] • Wilkymacky [13]

Oakley (complete – 4 alleys)
Dee [20] • Leonard [10] • Unnamed [5] (2721 Alberts to 4116 Edwards) • Wye [20]

Paddock Hills (complete – 0 alleys)

Pendleton (13 alleys/12 paved/0 walks or steps)
Artist [15] • Bolivar [10-15] • Bunker [10] • Dodt [10] • Eddy [10] • Grear [12] • Housman [10] • Levering [10] • Ray [12] • Schenk [20] • Schultz [10] • Von Seggern [10] • Widdell [10]

Pleasant Ridge (complete – 4 alleys)
Montwood [12] • Service [20] (at Fernview) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 3110 Losantiville & 6125 Ridge] • Unnamed [16] (btwn 6015 Graceland & 6000 Mayflower at Langdon Farm]

Queensgate (paving in progress – 3 alleys)
Sibley [12] • Sweeney [20] • Unnamed [8] (Carr St)

Riverside (complete – 6 alleys)
Baumer [20] • Bowditch [18] • Felix [20-30] • Mississippi [15] • Unnamed [8] (at 215 Idaho) •  Wisconsin [10]

Roselawn (complete – 2 alleys)
Service [20] • Service [10-20] (3947 Cass at Hoffner to 3701 Cass, btwn Tappan & Cass)

Sayler Park (complete – 7 alleys)
Inco [20] • Hovan [16] •  Indian [20] • Montihoe [16] • Over [20] • Vere [10] • Wilk [20]

Sedamsville (complete – 5 alleys)
Hartman [18.5-10] • Galvin [30-20] • McConnell [20] • Unnamed [12] (depth of 609 Maryland) • Unnamed [12] (btwn 2351 Elberon & River)

South Cumminsville (complete – 4 alleys)
Unnamed [12] (2006 Dreman to 3724 Cass, btwn Cass & Herron) • Unnamed [12] (3813 Herron to 3843 Herron, btwn Cass & Herron) • Unnamed [12] (rear of 2008 Powers to 3946 Cass at Hoffner, btwn Cass & Herron) • Unnamed [12] (3947 Cass at Hoffner to 3701 Cass, btwn Tappan & Cass)

South Fairmount (complete – 19 alleys)
Addie [13] • Error [6.6] • Fairmount [30-20] • Irene [12] • Kebler [10] • Kiehborth [40-12] • McBrayer [20-40-10] • Merton [10] • Pine [5.5] • Quince [15] • Tillie [20] • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1823 Westwood at Van Hart & 2227 Grand) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1823 Esmonde at Van Hart & 1735 Esmonde) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1553 Tremont at Pinetree & 1640 Harrison at Adler) • Unnamed [16] (btwn 2428 White & 1873 Biegler) • Unnamed [10] (depth of 2455 Waveland) • Wickham [20] • Williams (Ct) [16] • Williams (St) [20]

Spring Grove Village (complete – 1 alley)
Blackburn [10]

The Villages at Roll Hill (complete – 0 alleys)

Walnut Hills (complete – 14 alleys)
Cranston [20] • Dix [20] • Farran [20]Finch [10] • Fitch [12] • Hollander [12] • Iron [12] • Lindsay [20] • London [20] • Pana [12] • Presley [20] • Sedalia [12] • Terhune [20] • Whitlow [20]

West End (34 alleys/32 paved/1 walk or steps)
Acme [10] • Amity [10] • Ashton [10] • Andress [10] • Bard [10.5] • Beloit [10] • Bright [10] • Charlotte [20] • Clearwater [20] • Corn [20] • Curry [10] • Eve [10] • Forbes [10] • Galena [10] • Gay [10] • Gibson [10] • Goodin [10] • Horace [20] • Isaac [10] • John [20] • Kent [15] • Keywitt [9.5-15] • Kimpel [10] • Kuhfers [10.5] • Lubke [10] • Lurch [15] • Milo [12] • Naeher [19.5-20] • Naeher (Steps) [20] • Nome [10] • Pink [10-15-10] • Porter [10] • Snyder [10-10.5] • Tiernan [10] • Xavier [15]

West Price Hill (complete – 10 alleys)
Ashbrook [10] (to Dater HS) • Hardwick [10] (to Dater HS) • McFarlan [16.5] • Green Glen [10] (to Dater HS) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 1024 Edgetree & 1063 Covedale) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 940 Edgetree & rear of 5120 Rapid Run) • Unnamed [10] (btwn rear of 939 Edgetree & 935 Woodbriar) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 930 Seibel & 961 Covedale) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 4864 Overlook & 1681 Ashbrook) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 4734 Prosperity & 1881 Ashbrook)

Westwood (complete – 14 alleys)
Belden [10] • Dautel [12-30] • Elder [12] • Epworth [10] • McFarlan [16.5] • Motor [16-15] • Tulsa [10] •  Unnamed [10] (btwn 3433 Muddy Creek to 3372 Gerold) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 3274 Werk & 3277 Pickbury) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 3136 Werk & 3105 Pickbury) • Unnamed [20] (btwn Motor & rear of 3277 Harrison) • Unnamed [10] (btwn 3030 Percy at Gate & rear of 3093 Worthington) • Westridge [10] • Windsorhill [10]

Winton Hills (complete – 0 alleys)

507 alleys in 51 confirmed neighborhoods

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