newport aerials

Newport, Kentucky

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 . . .

 

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Newport, 1907.  We've lost a lot of steeples in the last 100 years. Bird's Eye View of Newport

 

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Newport, c. 1835
A painting by John  Caspar Wild
Newport, 1848,
 from an engraving for
 the Gentleman's Magazine

 

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An engraving showing
 Newport in 1850
Newport, 1856,
from an engraving by Derby & Bradley
Newport
from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing
-Room Companion, April 16, 1853

 

Newport, Kentucky

That's the Purple People Bridge on the left, and the
Taylor-Southgate on the right.  Currently the site of the Newport Levee.

 

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Newport, 1943 In the 1948 Flood 1951

 

Manhattan Beach

Flood Wall Construction

 

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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

Highlands

From the Carew Tower, August 11, 1935
from a Facebook post by Bob Genheimer, of a photo by Fred W. Biermann

 

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Aerial View of Newport Aerial View of Riverfront,
1985

 

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Aerial Views of Newport

 

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Riverside Ford/Post Office Pre-Levee Riverside Ford Our Lady of Providence /
I-471 Construction
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


Newport, Kentucky

"Newport Travellodge, Third and York Streets, Newport, Kentucky, conveniently located only three minutes from the heart of downtown Cincinnati and a short walk across the Broadway Bridge to the new Riverfront Stadium and Coliseum.

"Newport Travellodge is air conditioned.  Has an outdoor swimming pool and color television,  Meeting and banquet rooms are available for receptions, business, or convention needs.  A cocktail lounge and restaurant is  part of this comfortable motel.

"For your next reservation phone (toll-free) 800-255-3050.  You'll enjoy your visit to Newport Travellodge."

 

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Newport, 1996

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