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St. Joseph in the Hills,
from a Facebook posting by John Blenke
St. Joseph in the Hills, c 1950, Camp Springs, Kentucky Camp Springs Fire Department

J. Winston Coleman ran a weekly series in the Lexington Herald featuring
various Kentucky sites.  On February 21, 1965, he picked St. Joseph's.  See it here (pdf)

History of St. John's Lutheran Church in Camp Springs, here (pdf).

Camp Springs - A graphaphone concert and festival will be given Saturday evening, October 10, at Uthe's Hall for the benefit of the Tug-Fork School.  Two hours of enjoyment will be furnished  by that wonderful instrument which reproduces the songs of noted singers, popular selections by famous bands and  comic recitations by well known comedians.” from the Kentucky Journal, of October 18, 1900

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World War I saw a hideous chapter in American history, with German paranoia leaking out of every half-wit in the country. This example is from Camp Springs. For a more detailed Northern Kentucky look, check out Lisa Gilliam's history of the Charles B. Schoborg affair in Latonia, a pdf, here.

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Don Baumann's 22 part history of Camp Springs' families is at this site.

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John Braun House Hilbert Farm

 

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B. Bleser, Wagon Maker
from a Facebook post by Donna Thelen Roser

 

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St. Joseph House, c. 1900
From a Facebook post by John Blenke

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Camp Springs Tavern
From a Facebook post by the Camp Springs Tavern

“Matthias Kremer was a shoe cobbler. Purchased the land on what is now Stonehouse Road and built the Tavern (with the same bricks as St Joseph Church) in 1865. Before the Tavern was built there were acres of vineyards, and each year Matthias' crop helped pay for the land. We don't have a confirmed photo of ol' Matthias (d1884) but we know he resides on the other side of the hill in the graveyard. The Tavern has been used as a post office, general store, mass on Sunday (when the hill was not passable), the ice room held bodies in wait for burial and for the drink.” Also from a Facebook post by the Camp Springs Tavern

 

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Blau's Four Mile House
 
Camp Springs Tavern
 
Kort Grocery
 
Leick House 
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St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
 
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  Reitman's St. Joseph's House Nicholas Reitman House  

The Pictures above are from Mark Ramler's Camp Springs, Ky, A History, Design Analysis, and Preservations Guidelines book about the remarkable stone houses of Camp Springs.  A highly recommended read if you can find it.  Thanks to Mark for letting us use some of his pictures.

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St. Joseph

The Camp Spring/Four Mile Creek neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The application contains lots of images, history, and architectural details. From 1983. In addition, many individual properties are listed separately, those include these (all pdf's):
Peter Barth Farm Baumann House Bishoff House
Blau's Four Mile House Braun House Blenk House
Braun House Camp Springs House Faha House
Gubser-Schuchter House Heiert Farm Hilbert Farm
Kort Grocery Kremer House (Frederick) Kremer House (Nicholas)
Kremer House (Matthias) Leick House Ort-Heeb House
Reitman House Reitman-St. Joseph's House Ritter Farm
Roth Farm Sauser Farm St. John's Cemetery
St. Joseph's Tiemeyer House Trutschell
Uebel House Walter House Weber Farm

 

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July 16, 1953
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