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The Cincinnati riots of 1884, also known as the Cincinnati Courthouse riots, were caused by public outrage over the decision of a jury to return a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder. A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States attempted to find and lynch the perpetrator. In the violence that followed over the next few days, over 50 people died and the courthouse was destroyed. It was one of the most destructive riots in American history.

The Cincinnati riots of 1884, also known as the Cincinnati Courthouse riots, were caused by public outrage over the decision of a jury to return a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder. A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States attempted to find and lynch the perpetrator. In the violence that followed over the next few days, over 50 people died and the courthouse was destroyed. It was one of the most destructive riots in American history.

Cincinnati, Ohio – 1905. The awesome building on the right? Gone. Carew Tower would eventually be erected to the left in the distance.

World's Famous Cities in the Past

Cincinnati, Ohio – 1905. The awesome building on the right? Gone. Carew Tower would eventually be erected to the left in the distance.

Miami & Erie Canal in Over-the-Rhine at the Commercial Hospital & Lunatic Asylum, across from Music Hall

Miami & Erie Canal in Over-the-Rhine at the Commercial Hospital & Lunatic Asylum, across from Music Hall

Over-the-Rhine, Cincinatti, OH    AUGHHH I can’t believe this is America (well, was..)    (Michael G Smith)

Over-the-Rhine, Cincinatti, OH AUGHHH I can’t believe this is America (well, was..) (Michael G Smith)

Fifth Street, 1910 - Cincinnati

Fifth Street, 1910 - Cincinnati

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