|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|
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.
Don Baumann's 22 part history of Camp Springs' families is at this site.
|Blau's Four Mile House
||Camp Springs Tavern
|St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
|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.
Or watch the video, here.