|On Prospect, looking south, toward 11th||North from Sixth & Main, Covington||What is now Route 8, in West Covington, 1930|
|"The Holman car heads north
at Holman and
Linden, through the heart of the then largely German-speaking portion of Covington, circa
1914. Considerably more than half of the
residents in 1914 subscribed to German
language newspapers, but anti-Kaiser
sentiment, by the end of World War 1 no
such newspapers existed."
Terry Lehmann and Earl W. Clark in The Green Line.
|The image of 12th Street above is from
Covington's 1930 Strategic Plan for its future.
The planners advocated a wider 12th Street,
noting the need for an improved East-West
route thru the city, because the the current 12th Street was too narrow.
|Covington Traffic Patterns, 1930||Extension of 19th
Avenue near Decoursey
Scott to Madison
|The traffic flow
diagram, and the three route change proposals here are all from the same
1930 Strategic Plan mentioned above. You can read the whole plan at Google Books.
"Purchase of eight traffic lights, to be installed in the near
future at Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Street intersections
with Scott Street; Sterrett and Madison Avenue; Pike & Holman
Streets; Fifth and Madison; and Ritte's Corner in Latonia was
determined upon by Covington City Commissions, meeting in conference
recently. Commissioners decided to install six traffic lights as a
preliminary step toward a complete traffic system in Covington."
|Lawyers Building, 1922
Third and Scott
Scott Street dead
ends at Sterritt, 1930
|Scott at Second,
Quality Corner, 4th and Scott,
to Mrs. Elizabeth Grunow, FRD 9, Jackson, Mich, c/o Mrs. A. D. Palmer.
Dear Sister, Dear old Ky is some town we just came over on the old brige,
it is the grand old site of your life. well be home soon, sister Evelyn
|Beautiful Residences, Greenup Street, Covington||Greenup, South from 13th, Covington||Section of Greenup Street, 1903||Greenup at
obvious in the above right image that Greenup lines up with
Street (and Covington's Scott Street lines up perfectly with Cincinnati's Vine Street), so
how is it that the Suspension Bridge doesn't line up with either??? Find out here.
A few tourist shots, entering Covington on US 25 & US 42
|Covington is named for Leonard Covington, whose father came from a noble family from the Neubreisach neighborhood of Alsace (and who, in 1697 wrote his name not as the anglicized "Covington," but as the German "Kurfingthan").|
|Covington, Ky., is on the lower side of the
Licking river, built on a fine plain mostly above the highest floods
of the Ohio. A steam-ferry unites it with Cincinnati, and a
suspension-bridge is about to be built across the Licking connecting
it with Newport. The streets are laid out so as to appear, from high
ground, like a continuation of the city of Cincinnati on the
opposite bank of the river. It contains a fine city-hall, several
churches, printing-offices, a Baptist theological college, a cotton
and silk factory, tobacco-factories, ropewalks, etc. Pop. about
from Appleton's Southern and Western Travellers' Guide, 1849
|"Mr. Charles Trantwein at one time a saloon-keeper on Madison street, and at present residing on the corner of Seventh and Craig, has met with a loss of nearly all his moveable furniture and his wife, who went off together last Saturday night. The woman was Mr. Trantwein's second wife, and he threatens to shoot any one who brings her back while he offers a liberal reward for the recovery of the furniture." from Covington's The Ticket, November 2, 1875.|
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