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Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Mount Pleasant, Fort Thomas, c 1901

Mt. Pleasant was built 1830 by William Richard Taylor Taliaferro. Land grant of 1000 acres from government to a Mr. Muse and bought from him or his heirs by Washington Berry. At Mr. Berry's death his daughter Alice Berry Taliaferro (wife and first cousin) inherited about 150 acres. W.R.T. (assumed to be William Richard Taylor) Taliaferro bought another heir out, another 150 acres. Slaves were used to clear the ground and the wood was hauled to a lumber mill to build the home.

 

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Briarcliff
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Private Residences
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Dr. F. H. Southgate Home,
1927, on Bivouac

  

 

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Harlan Hubbard's home in back
of 129 Highland Avenue  
The View from Harlan Hubbard's
[Wikipedia] Fort Thomas home.

There are oral history interviews with Hubbard that have been transcribed.  You
can read them, but need to search for “Harlan Hubbard” (use the quotes) at this site.

You can also visit www.harlanhubbard.com.

 

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Mr. H. M. Stegeman,
circa 1919
Fort Thomas
Scene, c. 1920's
House for Sale,
July, 1929

 

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Shaw Lane, c. 1920, both looking north

 

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“The Prettiest California Bungalow in Cincinnati's Most Beautiful Suburb.”
Still standing, on S. Fort Thomas Avenue

 

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Morin-Lock Home, for a while the residence of
Red Masterson, a Newport gangster.

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Eric Geiman tells me “This picture was taken on Grant Street. behind Woodfill Elementary. Cool info on it:  Three of those houses still stand. The one in the far right corner caught on fire in the early 2000's but the new house was built on top of the original foundation. The house on the left (covered by the tree) is a Sears and Roebucks house called 'The Starlight'.” Thanks, Eric.

 

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Somewhere in Fort Thomas, c. 1920

 

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Fort Thomas, 1914 Soldier at a Fort Thomas home

Thanks! to Dave Remley for the five images above.

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The Seiler Home in Fort Thomas, 1953 The Chinese Bedroom Kitchen Rumpus Room

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North on Newman South on Newman

 

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Vista View Subdivision, off Newman
August, 1955
Read more details on these four here.

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Potential Site for Thomas More College
 
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Looking West down Highland
toward Newman
 
Looking northwest, near what is
now Highland and Highview
 
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Looking northeast at Newman
and Highland
Looking northwest, near what is
 now Highland and Highview

The above four pictures are taken of the Klaine Estate, 75 acres north of Highland, and east of Newman that originally comprised over 1,000 acres.   Covington's Villa Madonna College, later Thomas More, bought it in 1948, with the idea of relocating their campus, but sold it to developers in April of 1955, for building Vista View Subdivision

 

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“Briarcliffe, in Fort Thomas, near Covington”
Kurt Meier looks back into the history of Briarcliff, here.
 

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Fort Thomas Residences Home of war hero
Samuel Woodfill
The Megerle Model Home,
on East Vernon, 1931


 

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Carmel Manor
earlier,  the Kinney Mansion

Eli Kinney, a Cincinnati banker,  was one of the earliest settlers of the Fort Thomas area.  His three-story stone house was built about 1867.  He died on August 16, 1884, at age 71.  He's buried in Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery. The original house had several other owners before the Carmelite Nuns bought, renovated it and dedicated it, in ceremonies on December 13, 1949. Read more about Kinney here.

  

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This card says the “Powells” live in the house on  the right, the “Wheats” in the house on the left, and is from 1915. The L&N Railroad company magazine published pictures of its employees  homes.  Here's one in Fort Thomas, around 1926.

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The City of Fort Thomas published this list (pdf) of seven really old trees in Fort
 Thomas, but none of them appear on Kentucky's state-wide list of biggest
 trees in the state.  You can find that list at this site.

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