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  • 11-31 The Marker from the south side of the market 11-31 The Marker from the south side of the market
  • 11-31 A SIDE OF MARKER 11-31 A SIDE OF MARKER
  • 11-31 B SIDE OF MARKER 11-31 B SIDE OF MARKER
  • 11-31 THE MARKER IS AT THE LEFT. 11-31 THE MARKER IS AT THE LEFT.
  • 11-31 THE MARKER IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FINDLAY MARKET. THERE ARE ALSO MARKERS ON THE WEST AND EAST SIDE OF THE MARKET. 11-31 THE MARKER IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FINDLAY MARKET. THERE ARE ALSO MARKERS ON THE WEST AND EAST SIDE OF THE MARKET.
  • 11-31 Frank Abate 11-31 Frank Abate
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Title, side A
Anti-German Hysteria
Text, side A
The United States' declaration of war on Germany in April 1917 resulted in a tragic display of hysteria directed against everything and anything German. In Cincinnati, German teachers were dismissed from public schools, German professors were censored, German collections and publications were removed from circulation at the Public Library, businesses with German names had their names "Americanized" and, by police order, only English language public meetings could be held.
Text, side B
As a result of the anti-German hysteria during World War I, name changing became the rage. The Cincinnati City Council followed the trend by changing German street names on April 9, 1918. Among those changed were: German Street to English Street, Bismark Street to Montreal Street, Berlin Street to Woodrow Street, Breman Street to Republic Street, Brunswick Street to Edgecliff Point, Frankfort Street to Connecticut Avenue, Hamburg Street to Stonewall Street, Hanover Street to Yukon Street, Hapsburg Street to Merrimac Street, Schumann Street to Meredith Street, Vienna Street to Panama Street, and Humboldt Street to Taft Road.
Address
119 W. Elder Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Location
Located at corner where Pleasant St intersects with the Findlay Market
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.115208, Longitude: -84.519040.
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