Hillside View of Newport, looking easterly
The building in the distance, on the hill, is Saint Martins Academy. You're looking mostly east, a little south. The building was also known as the Thomas Laurens Jones Mansion. It was built by Mary Keturah Taylor, granddaughter of the founding father of Newport, James Taylor. It was built in 1853. When the Taylors passed on, it was sold to the Archdiocese of Covington, and served for years as a home for the Sisters of Divine Providence. It's also been a school for girls, a convent, a home for working women, and a retirement home for women. In 1975 it housed Vietnamese refugees. It was sold in 1976, and razed to make way for K-Mart. Progress . . .
Newport, c. 1835
from an engraving for
the Gentleman's Magazine
|An engraving showing
Newport in 1850
|Newport, 1856, from an
engraving by Derby & Bradley
|Newport, as shown in an engraving from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, April 16, 1853|
That's the Purple People Bridge on the left, and the
Taylor-Southgate on the right. Currently the site of the Newport Levee.
Aerial Views of Newport
"Newport Travellodge, Third and York Streets,
Newport, Kentucky, conveniently located only three minutes from the
heart of downtown Cincinnati and a short walk across the Broadway
Bridge to the new Riverfront Stadium and Coliseum.
For your next reservation phone (toll-free) 800-255-3050. You'll enjoy your visit to Newport Travellodge."
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