American Oak Leather Company, 1220-1236 Kenner Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
Significance: The American Oak Leather Building is significant for its role in the development of the Mill Creek industrial valley to the growth of Cincinnati. The A.O.L Company produced sole and harness leather, belting leather and patent leather for carriages and furniture manufacturers. The business was the largest of its kind when it opened in 1881, employing as many as 1000 workers. The company survived two major floods and three destructive fires. ... Neither the design of the buildings nor the techniques employed in the business were particularly unusual, but rather it is the size and location of the complex which is important.
Survey number: HABS OH-2263