The images and stories here reconnect us with the city's century of greatness, from 1850 to 1950, when the urban fabric was tightly woven with an eclectic mix of residential neighborhoods, parks, shops, and entertainment, all nestled within embracing hilltops, and with a street-level infrastructure that was both functional and inspirational. The city's extraordinary diversity of architecture, old and new, side by side, brings the fourth dimension of time into an equation that ennobles and enriches the Queen City. The Day's freely drawn images in Vanishing Cincinnati breathe life into the idea that careful preservation of these venerable structures brings longevity and cultural richness to the heart of the city. It can happen here. It did happen here. And now, with the resurgence of creativity of all kinds in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, it is happening again.