Hillside View of Newport, looking easterly
|The building in the distance, on the hill, is Saint Martins Academy. You're looking mostly east, a little south. The building was also known as the Thomas Laurens Jones Mansion. It was built by Mary Keturah Taylor, granddaughter of the founding father of Newport, James Taylor. It was built in 1853. When the Taylors passed on, it was sold to the Archdiocese of Covington, and served for years as a home for the Sisters of Divine Providence. It's also been a school for girls, a convent, a home for working women, and a retirement home for women. In 1975 it housed Vietnamese refugees. It was sold in 1976, and razed to make way for K-Mart. Progress . . .|
|Newport, c. 1835
A painting by John Caspar Wild
from an engraving for
the Gentleman's Magazine
|An engraving showing
Newport in 1850
from an engraving by Derby & Bradley
from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing
-Room Companion, April 16, 1853
That's the Purple People Bridge on the left, and the
Taylor-Southgate on the right. Currently the site of the Newport Levee.
|Newport, 1943||In the 1948 Flood||1951|
Flood Wall Construction
|Unsure of the event, but in the background they're building what would be Vandiveer, then Schott, then Riverside Ford. The church is Immaculate Conception||Note the steamboat in the background, and the trolley turning up York|
From the Carew Tower, August 11, 1935
from a Facebook post by Bob Genheimer, of a photo by Fred W. Biermann
Aerial Views of Newport
|Riverside Ford/Post Office||Pre-Levee||Riverside Ford||Our Lady of Providence /
|Riverside's promotional line: “Riverside Ford, a block and a bridge from downtown.”|
|These Newport Aerials are all from 1989-1990's. Not old, but as the contributor/photographer Larry Stulz notes, already historic|
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