fort thomas businesses

Fort Thomas, Kentucky Fort Thomas, Kentucky
The Lubitorium The Fort Theatre
There's a Subway there now, and it was at one time home of the Busy Bee Bar, and earlier still a Cadillac dealership. Note the trolley tracks. Car believed to be a 1932 Ford. Donald Neumeister & Paul Stegeman posts on Facebook. These days, the building on the right is Coffman's Realty.

 

Hiland Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Hiland Theatre with Tea Room and Candy Store
The Highland Theatre opened on August 3, 1927, and seated 750. The first show was Senorita, starring Bebe Daniels.  It closed in March of 1979. left, From a Facebook post by Billie Herzner Donlin of a Jean Callaghan photo.

 

The Fort Thomas Business District is on the National Register
of Historic Places. The application (pdf) contains lots of images, history, and architectural details.

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Stegner's Grocery
Ft. Thomas Avenue at
Miller, c. 1905
Stegner's Grocery,
c. 1930
Ruth Pulsfort and George H.
Stegner inside the store
  Stegner's
From a Facebook post by The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society

 

Newport Reservoir

At the corner of Audubon Place and the Avenue

 

 

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Inside the remodeled store
in 1958 after a fire.
That's George H. Stegner, Ruth Pulsfort,
and George's wife Marie in the front;
 Marge Jarvis and and Bill Wessel in the rear.
A cookie display
inside the store.

 

Scharolds Scharold's
George and Anna Scharold's Grocery
1135 S. Fort Thomas Avenue
from a Facebook post by Cathy Martin

 

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Busy Bee Carryout, 1934
Ft. Thomas Avenue at Highland

Inside the Clover Leaf Store, 1959
David Mahaney writes on Facebook: “The Clover Leaf Dairy
was at the top of Highland Ave on the South side right behind
the Highland Bank that was on the corner of Highland and S Ft
Thomas Aves. There also was a Clover Leaf Dairy on S Ft Thomas
Ave at the corner of Shawnee Ave.  Just south of entrance to
the Army Post which is now Tower Park.  Earlier, the
The
Jersey Farms Dairy Store.”

 

Highland Film Company

Then there was the 100 acre film studio they were going to build in Fort Thomas, or maybe Ludlow. Details.

 

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Al Stegeman's Highland Auto Garage Co., left, 1923
Cadillac & Oldsmobile. C. C. Weber, architect.
later a roller rink; still later a Kroger; currently a Convenient Store/Bank parking lot

Albers denied beer permit in 1938 - too close to a church.

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Boron,
1501 Alexandria Pike, 1972
E. D. Collins Motor Co., c. 1930
Bivouac and Ft. Thomas Avenues
Log Cabin Service Station 
Floyd Prickett, Proprietor
Alexandria Pike (where
Moore's Home Improvement was)

 

Stegner's
  Summit Lodge
From a Facebook post by The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society

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Dietrich's Club House,
The car on the right is a  1910 Reo, and
the one on the left a 1910 Packard.
Summit Lodge

The two buildings above are the same building, at the corner of South Fort Thomas Avenue and Grandview. If you want a little more background on it, go here, and also here.

 

Schulker's

Schulker's Drug Store started in Bellevue, moved to Fort Thomas
when the business changed hands.
From a Facebook post by Bev Achzehner Harber

 

Fort Thomas, Kentucky Colonel Egbert
As demonstrated here, early post offices could be placed anywhere, and moved sometimes with each election and the patronage therefrom. This is Col. Egbert and Judge Newman's tobacco store, a couple of hundred feet north of the tower, and a US Post Office, among other things. More on Colonel Harry Clay Egbert.

 

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Dobbling and Son Funeral Home

 

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Flood Scene Flood Scene
Highland Telephone Exchange
Mt. Pleasant and Highland Avenues

1937 Flood Scene in Fort Thomas

Inside the Exchange
One of the problems in the 1937 Flood was the lack, or feared lack, of electricity. To fight that, the telephone company brought in generators to their exchanges to insure the phone system would be working.

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Newport National
Bank, 1971
Inside Fort Thomas's
 Highland Bank,
Fort Thomas Bellevue
Bank, 1970
 
Fort Thomas Bellevue Bank, 1955. 
The building opened on March 26, 1955.

 

Fort Thomas S&L

Wiedemann's Bakery
From a Facebook post by Don Prather

 

Fort Thomas, Kentucky Dixie Chili Highland Bank
Fort Thomas
Building & Loan
Highland Bank The Highland Bank opened May 2, 1925 in the Midway District
From a Facebook post by Bev Achzehner Harber

 

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Paul Sipes, President,
Highland Bank
Howell R. Hensley, President,
Fort Thomas Bank
Fort Thomas Savings and Loan,
25 N. Fort Thomas Avenue,
Jan. 1, 1901 to June 15, 2000
From a Facebook post by Don Prather

 

Dixie Chili

Midwest Gas, 2557 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas

Campbell Frill Line