Oakley Racetrack, 1889-1905
Oakley race track was a popular gathering place at the turn of the century until new laws prohibited gambling.
Backstory and Context
The land around the racetrack was sold to the Cincinnati Milling Machine plant, which constructed housing for workers around the plant. Some of the track facilities were also converted into housing at this time.
Today, Oakley is a major "crosstown artery" of Cincinnati. What was once home to a racetrack and several factories are now retail and residential areas.