Character of the Locality.
One of the witnesses on the Coroner’s Jury said he believed more than one murder had been committed at the Toledo House, and the victims thrown in the river, preventing discovery or suspicions of the crime. “Hell’s Half-Acre,” is, as we have said, a horrible place, and few men with the organ of caution well developed would or did pass the locality at a late hour of the night; for it is the abode of vice in every form, from tippling and gambling to robbery and murder.
"Another Murder in Cincinnati--'Hell's Half Acre."'Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, December 22, 1858