Caroline Williams

#505, 8 January 1950 #668, 27 June 1954 #701, 3 July 1955

Soon we will have originals from the Caroline Williams collection available for Web orders (they are already available in-store and over the phone); we have more than 1000 in stock, and we have been working on cataloguing them.

Caroline Williams (1908–1988), a Covington native, had a knack for uncovering the lost architectural treasures of the Tri-State area. Williams is known for her black-and-white ink sketches of the grand buildings, as well as the nooks and crannies, of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. She published her drawings in the Spot in Cincinnati section of the Cincinnati Enquirer for nearly five decades, beginning in 1932. She first worked for the Enquirer as a staff artist and then became a freelance artist in 1945. Williams also published five books of her work whose subjects range all over Cincinnati and Kentucky. Her drawings highlight the beauty found not only in significant architectural locations, such as Union Terminal Station, but also the in lesser-known corners, like small churches and residential dwellings.

The Enquirer published a retrospective look at her artwork in 2013, which has since been removed from its website.

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