Eighth Street, East from Central, 1907
|John F. Kennedy on Carothers
October 7, 1960
Note steeple of St. Francis
|Matchbook from Newport
Elks Lodge, 321
|Looking North, across
Carothers Road, at the
future site of Kmart.
Damage in Newport from the 1915
1. Wiedemann's Baseball Field, 2. Grace Methodist Church
3. Clifton School ( larger image here), 4. Clifton
5. The L&N Bridge (notice things floating)
In 1930, the Northern Kentucky Automobile Club and the Newport Auto Dealers
Sponsored Safety Week, with Brake Tests. These three pictures are from that event.
These are the sponsoring dealers. Who are they? Here.
|The Blue Line||The Green Line|
The July, 1926 issue of Hail Columbia, the house publication of the gas &
ran these two pictures and this article (pdf) about one man's career on the streetcars.
In 2011, the City of Newport published this handy historical tour brochure.
|The Penn Central
heads into Newport,
from a post on Facebook by Derek Gillium.
|The L. & N. RS3
241 heads south on Saratoga,
at about Sixth in November 1961.
Alexander Mitchell posted this one to the Northern Kentucky
Views Facebook page . It's from the Maryland Rail Heritage
Library in Baltimore, photographed by Jim Hudson.
|“Newport, Ky., is opposite Cincinnati, on the upper side of the Lacking[sic] river. It contains a U. S. garrison, several churches, a seminary, private schools, a rolling-mill, cotton-factory, etc. Pop. about 3,500. A steam-ferry connects it with Cincinnati, the boats plying every few minutes during the day.”Appleton's Southern and Western Travelers' Guide, 1849|
|“From the Covington Journal. Our sister city of Newport with a population of some 15,000 souls, hasn't a regular hotel within its borders. What is lacking in this respect , however, is more than made up by the number of beer saloons.” as reprinted in the Courier-Journal, May 13, 1868|
|“Newport, Ky., is briefly described as a town of 30,000 inhabitants, without a single bookstore, where boys of 5 or 6 years puff cigars with an experienced air on every corner.” Indianapolis News, September 12, 1881|
|When Admiral Dewey took Manila Bay (Wikipedia) in 1898, there was an attempt to re-name Isabella Street Dewey Avenue, which, obviously failed.|
|Newport declared most densely populated city in Kentucky in 1920.|
|“Matt Cooper, of Newport, got to rehearsing some of his foul-mouthed obscenity last night, and officers Burke and Haggemann very sensibly locked him up. He is a nuisance that decent men have to submit to because he is a drunken no account brute. The privileges he is allowed only encourage him in his actions; and when he is fined and doesn't pay he should go to the stone pile as many another better man has had to do.” from Covington's The Ticket, November 23, 1875.|
The last tollgate in Kentucky was on Alexandria Pike in Newport.
The story of it's demise is here.
If you read about the “Beuna Vista” section of Newport, this is it. The boundaries of what's called Beuna Vista have expanded over the years, but these are the official original boundaries: 8th, Monmouth, 12th and Central.