other scenes

Map of Newport, 1838
from a Map of the city of Cincinnati / from actual survey by Joseph Gest, city surveyor, 1838;
engraved by Wm. Haviland.  You can find the full map on the site of the Library of Congress.

Newport Power Sub-Station, c. 1890

Innes Piano Co., Newport


Dr. Phyhian's Hospital,
810 Washington, Newport
The Jenkins Hospital,
n.e. corner of 7th & Isabella

Learn more about these two early Newport Hospitals, here.

 Thanks to Kyle Randall for letting me post here his piece on Dr. James Oliver Jenkins & The Jenkins Hospital(pdf)


  Front and Back

Newport Sand and
 Gravel Co., 1897

How about a Willys-Knight for Christmas, from the Newport Motor Car Co., at 27 E. Sixth Street, and Santa, who seems to be wearing brown.


A few words from 1915 on Newport's former YMCA, here.
There was a YMCA in Newport from about 1894 to 1899.

The Ferry City of Newport, May 10, 1888
The City of Newport ran well after the Suspension Bridge opened, but shut down on September 7, 1891, when the Central Bridge opened.  She later ended up being re-built as the wharf boat at Patriot, Indiana.
 (from the S&D Reflector, Summer, 1976)

L & N Bridge from Newport, a sketch
 by E. T. Hurley, from a 1919 book of sketches
 by Hurley, with texts by James Green. You
 can read Green's text to this picture here.


Ice, 1940 Ohio River Scene, Newport Ohio River Scene, Newport Ohio River Scene, Newport



Newport Trolley Car Barn,  1910,
11th and Brighton Streets

During the 1937 Flood,
11th and Brighton Streets.

Scene from the Newport Trolley Barn

The Green Line in Newport

The Trolley barn was erected in 1903.


Third and Saratoga, Newport, 1910
(Trolley says "Fort Thomas" on the front)

Newport Chamber
of Commerce, 1922
10 W Fourth, Newport

Brighton Center, 1966
founded by Rev. Bill Neuroth, in 1966



Radio Station WNOP
  a.k.a., The Jazz Ark,  a.k.a., Radio Free Newport. More here.


Looking South from the flood wall




looking east looking south
Two views of the east end of the flood wall, c. 1968



These three are from Newport's 150th Anniversary Celebration
Play of re-enactment on the left, the parade of 11/8/1945 in the center, and that
dour looking group on the right were the celebration planners, a.k.a The Newport-
Campbell County Sesquicentennial Commission, in session.

Helen Lindsey's account of the celebration's events is here.

Fireman at the Reed Manufacturing Co. in Newport


Newport (?), 1913

The Thiem Sisters

You can read the 1855 court case in regard
to the Newport Ferry, here.

Ten slaves owned by prominent Newport
 Citizens escape.  Story here.

"Newport. I am sorry to make the statement, but it is true, there are a number of subscribers to The Freeman [An African-American Newspaper from Indianapolis] who cannot read, but take the paper for the young men,  and many of them had to give up the paper because their sons are too indolent or thoughtless to read the news to the old folks.  Young men, equip yourselves with the race doings, and be prepared to overcome these obstacles that may arise to detain your progress." 
from Indianapolis' The Freeman, A National Illustrated Newspaper, August 9, 1890.

"Oct. 23, 1844.  A manufactory of silk established at Newport, by Wm. B. Jackson and Brother; handkerchiefs, and other goods of smooth and excellent texture;  cocoons raised, and silk spun and woven in Kentucky."

"January 21, 1854. At the New York crystal palace exhibition of the industry of all nations, the highest premiums were awarded for the following articles from Ky. : 1. Silver medal to the Newport silk manufacturing company, for perfection and general excellence of silk from the cocoon of Ky. growth."
 - both items from Collin's History of Kentucky.

new Here's one writer's description of Newport in 1817. newStory of 10 slaves who
 escaped from Newport, here.

The Louisville Post's Ralph Coghlan wrote about Newport in 1923.  Read it here.

Paragraphs about Newport's leading manufacturers and merchants, from 1886, here. (pdf)

Newport's George Hipshire having lost his eyesight, and being unable to work, started writing poetry.  He lived on Overton in Newport, and you can read samples of his work here and here.

"November 19, 1822.  Col. Richard M. Johnson presents, in the U. S. Senate, the petition of John Cleves Symmes, a citizen of Newport, Ky., (a nephew and namesake of [Cincinnati founder] Judge Symmes, who made the first settlement between the Miami Rivers in Ohio), for aid in performing a voyage of discovery to the inside of the earth, through the poles - which he claimed were open, and that the interior of the earth was accessible and habitable.  His theory attracts much attention, and ridicule, and is since known as 'Symmes' Hole.'" from  Collins's  History of Kentucky

      Black man beaten and fined
for not voting, story here.

"A dispatch received here mentions that ten slaves made their escape recently from
Newport, Ky., and that their whereabouts was unknown."  NY Times, June 24, 1853

And last but not least - well, maybe least - you can hear the
 Cincinnati Jug Band's Newport Blues, c. 1929, here.
(big file - give it a few seconds)

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