Sanborn map says it was the Charles Moser Co. Paint Factory and Warehouse.From 215-227 East 9th st. Also on the Cincinnati Historical Society Library website in their photograph selection.....if you look at the pics for the Second National Bank Building,there are three of them, two from 1914 and one from 1911.For the 1911 pic if you enlarge it (enlarge by 400%)....you can see plain as day your GHOST SIGN...."PAINTS"...on the side of this same building, probably not many years old at the time of the pic was taken. Pretty cool its still there 100 YEARS Later.
So following this lead, I went to the Historical Society website and found the photo:
Second National Bank:
Here is what it looks like today:
Here is the ground floor today
And here is a close-up of the old street scene:
[where: 830 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202] SEC Main and Ninth