Aerial of what would become NKU, c. 1971
The Campbell site was selected on March 29, 1969
Dale School, 1933
Highland Heights VFD
Highland Heights Aerial
Northern Kentucky State College
|Louis B. Nunn Hall
The first permanent building at NKU.
Ground breaking was on March 31, 1971
|“W. Frank Steely Library revived an honorable mention in the annual design competition of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The library was cited for its interior and its treatment of space and glass.” from the back of the postcard|
The Steely Library was dedicated on November 23, 1975
An account of who the NKU buildings are named for, at the NKU site here.
Renshaw and Alexandria Pike
|Northern Campbell State
Vocational Tech School
|The Elms Tourist Lodge
Where Hospitality Rules.
U.S. Route 27, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
5 Miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone - Hiland - 1219"
The Hiland Motel
19 Modern Rooms with bath.
Air Conditioned. Restaurants nearby.
Members of AAA and Quality Courts United Inc.
Highland Heights. Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
Phone - Hiland - 1181
|The Elms, above, used to be on US 27 where I-275 now
goes under the highway.
|The Hiland Motel used to be across from
the main entrance to what is now
Northern Kentucky University
|“In an effort to improve the area's roadways, residents attempted to incorporate in 1927. The actual incorporation, however, had to be delayed until a baby was born, giving the area the 125 people needed to become a city.” Jim Reis, in the Kentucky Post, May 9, 1993.|
This is Highland Heights in 1937.
Thomas Trimble's history of Highland Trace / Highland Heights is here. (pdf)