Boeckley's Latonia Pharmacy
Oscar Boeckley's Drug Store
|Boeckley's was founded in 1917 at the location on the left, above. Sometime in the early 1930's he moved across the street to the corner of DeCoursey and Southern, on the right, above.|
First National Bank, Latonia
|50th Anniversary Picture of FNB Officials||Employees at Latonia's First National Bank||First National Bank of Latonia Holds Opening House, July 26, 1958, to celebrate their remodeling. Names of people in image on the right are here.|
|Before the Civil War, there were a number of vineyards and wineries in Latonia. Read about Corneau and Sons here. (pdf)|
|J. H. Kruse||Charles B. Schoborg||Henry Feldman|
These three men, and several
others, were the victims of one of the ugliest episodes in Northern
Kentucky History. Usually referred to collectively as the Shoborg trials,
this German Shoemaker and other prominent citizens of Latonia were
tried and convicted for utterances it was claimed they made.
It was 1917; fear, paranoia, and hatred for German citizens
was rampant. Men with multiple sons at the front were being
accused of being un-American. Shoborg was a shoe repairman, who had a little office
in the First National Bank Building, below. The crazies put a
"dictagraph" in his shop - in essence, they bugged his store, but
could only listen; the machine didn't record. I urge you to
read Lisa Gilliam's great piece from the
Magazine, which will give you all the ugly details. It's a
big pdf, but, again, I urge you to read it. You can find it
Bob's Five & Ten
The Delbee, 4003 DeCoursey
The business was owned by A. J. Delinger and Harry Beerman. hence the name.
Siefert's Bakery, 1935 - 1939
photos courtesy Frederick and Catherine Seifert
|This 36th & Decoursey bakery indoor photo shows Frederick Joseph Seifert, baker and his sister Clara Frances Seifert, clerk. Both resided at the family home, 508 E. 16th St., Covington. He rented a section of the building 1929 thru c. 1935 from owner/landord Mrs M. Carroll.|
|Liberty Fruit Company, Latonia,
"a sanitary daylight one story building finished in 1941"
227 W. Southern Avenue
Maraschino Cherry's and Glace Fruit
Founded here by the Bettman family in 1914, moved to this location in 1937. Bought by Pillsbury in 1991, sold to Senaca Foods in 1997, who closed the doors in June of 2000. At one time, over 300 people were employed here. R.I.P.
The T. W. Spinks Brick Plant, Latonia
Spinks was just north of what today is Summit Drive.
This map is a very tiny portion of a very large set of maps published by the Sanborn Fire Map Co
in the late 1800's and early 1900's. You can see every last one by clicking on "Sanborn maps" at
the Kenton County Library's web site's history page, here.
Reams Radio Shop
|Doc's Pure Oil
34th & DeCoursey
You may also know it as Mac's, or, S & W Auto.
Thanks to Gary Michael David who posted
this pic of his Dad's place on Facebook
Crescent Ice Cream, 14 W. Southern Avenue
Marion F. Stout Co, 1923
Manufacturers of Concrete Tile and Block
34th & Decoursey
Henry Heile & Son, 1901
J. H. Hermesch & Co
J. Weller's Milldale Factory
This is a Hortonspheroid. It held 15,000 42 gallon bbls. of butane. 1941
The plant shown here was in Minneapolis, bit we posted
it for the picture of the Nichols Brothers, whose grocery was at the northwest
corner of Huntington and Taylor (now 40th) in 1910
"In Latonia, Kentucky, Cornucopia Vineyard, the firm of Messrs. Corneau and Son,
with [Cincinnati's] Longworth's Wine House, produced 245,000 bottles of sparkling wine in 1853."
Andrea Dee, writing in Northern Kentucky Heritage, Spring-Summer 2012.
"One plan, supposed to be a great improvement, is that of separating the stems from the grapes before they are placed upon the press, as they are supposed to give an austere and bitter taste to the wine, and prevent the severe pressing of the cheese. This process has been previously used by Mr. Conneau at his excellent establishment on Bank Lick, near Latonia Springs; a locality which appears admirably adapted to the culture of the grape, as has been already approved to some extent by numerous thriving vineyards - among which are those of Messrs. Jones, Mosher, Park, Conneau, etc. The last named gentleman, whose father is an old vigneron from France, where he was familiar with the business from childhood, has introduced an apparatus for separating the stems and crushing the grapes; it is exceedingly simple, and appears to succeed very well."
Read all about Corneau's apparatus here. (pdf)
Charles Mills, Proprietor of the New Castle, Milldale, & short Horn Distilleries, 1889
"Mr. D. Beets of Latonia, Ky., is here this week
looking after his lumber interest. He is one of the largest
manufacture and dealers in the country, having many plants scattered
from Prentiss, Miss., to Latonia, Ky."
What's a page on Latonia without a history of Johnny's Toys? Their site is Here.
There's a site that's put Johnny's 1977 toy catalog online. See it here.
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