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Who We Are

Sedamsville is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, OhioPete Rose, of Major League Baseball fame was born here.


Our History

Sedamsville was established in 1795 by Colonel Cornelius Sedam, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, who moved to the area to assist in the building of Fort Washington. A town of mostly German immigrants, Sedamsville was once one of the most recognized wine producing territories in the country. The Napa Valley of its time. The Industrial Revolution changed the landscape bringing commerce and large factories to the area along with a new influx of residents. Unfortunately theGreat Depression saw many of those businesses close their doors, and then the disastrous flood of 1937 made it impossible for many to rebuild. Many more buildings were destroyed with the widening of River Road in the 1940s which nearly wiped out the business district completely. 91 buildings were razed and 100 families displaced.

Sadly, with the closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and the neighborhood began to deteriorate. With help from the Cincinnati Preservation Society, many historical buildings have been saved from demolition. Nearly the whole town is now listed on the National Registry of Historical places.

Although Sedamsville is far from the prosperous manufacturing hub it once was, it is still home of many prominent small and large businesses. Sedamsville is surrounded many resources. The town is located on one of the busiest waterways in the country, the Ohio River. The extensive CSX railway is nearby. The scenic by-way of State Route 50 is the main thoroughfare. Sedamsville is on the Metro bus line. There are many parks to enjoy including Embschoff, Mt. Echo, and Boldface Park (named after Chief Boldface of the native Americans who were the first residents). These plentiful resources make Sedamsville an ideal community to build business and grow families.

Our Current Work

The mission of the Sedamsville Community Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation organized to revitalize Sedamsville.


Our Future

We are working hard with the community to revitalize Sedamsville. Check out some of our Current Projects and Future Goals.