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Evergreen Southgate, Ky
Evergreen Cemetery, c. 1910 Entrance to Evergreen Cemetery, c. 1910
A brief history of Evergreen is here.

 

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      Heidelberg Pleasure Resort
It was near where St. Therese School is today on US 27

 

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Aerial of Heidelberg Resort

 

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This is the first location of St. Therese, established August 15, 1927
 in the building which formerly housed Heidelberg Resort.  The current
St. Therese is built on the same site.

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An 1874 magazine, Chic, said that the Heidelberg Garden was a 5 cent trolley ride from Cincinnati, and that proprietor Kettenacker had set it up for families, with swings, bowling alleys, and “Wiedemann's famous Bohemian Beer always on tap.”

One visitor's rave review is here.

 

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The New Heidelberg

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Southgate Methodist
 Church, circa 1910
Southgate Business
District, 1948
Tornado of 1915. Find
out much more about
this devastating storm here.

 

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Specht's Pharmacy,
Walnut & Electric
Wm. Speck  & Co.. Florists,
1910, at the northeast corner of Willow
and Alexandria Pike
Term Finance on
 Alexandria Pike

 

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Knobloch Motors, a Nash Dealer

 

Church

Southgate Methodist, on Blatt Avenue, c. 1936
from a Facebook post by J. E. Venneman

 

Lodge Lodge
Sleepy Hollow Lodge, Evergreen and Alexandria Pike
from Facebook posts by J. E. Venneman

 


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Bridge at Willow and Evergreen
from a Facebook post by J. E. Venneman

 

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City Hall, c. 1938

 

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Lake Albert, 1927 Bell Acres, 1948

  

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Evergreen Cemetery
Chapel 
 
Evergreen Cemetery
Shelter House
 

 

Southgate, Ky   Bluegrass Inn
     
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  The Blue Grass Inn, in the Beautiful 
Kentucky Highlands, Southgate, Kentucky
 The All Seasons Hotel is reached via Alexandria 
Pike by auto or Monmouth Street Cars, only 17 
minutes from Fountain Square, Cincinnati, O.  European Plan. 
Frank N. Schoonmaker, proprietor.

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Bluegrass Avenue was originally designed as an entrance to the Bluegrass Inn, which was at the top of the hill about where the Southgate/Newport line is.  From its construction in 1907-08, to its eventual opening on May 19, 1910, to a fire on February 7, 1915, it was never profitable, and went thru a series of owners, suits and bankruptcies.

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  Blue Grass Inn Menu, 1913


 

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  Early Southgate Fire Departments

 

Southgate Firemen

The first Southgate Life Squad.
Contributed by Nancy Meyers, who tells us: “The first Southgate Life Squad. A station wagon was purchased in 1965 or 1966 and made into a fully equipped squad. It all began with an idea submitted to Fire Chief Muench by Harvey Lipscomb (seated) and Paul H. Meyers. Shown standing are, left to right: Paul Myers, Frank Bertsch, and Roy Stein.” Thanks, Nancy.

 

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The Southgate Fire Engine, circa 1940 Southgate Fire
Department, 1941

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in 1895, The Shaler Family divide their estate into 200 building lots and announce an auction of building lots, here, which was a big success, story here.

 

The Spring of 1907 was a happening time for the City of Southgate. The city announces big plans, incorporates, celebrates the incorporation, and two weeks later starts annexing more territory.

 

Cliff Specht's amended history
 of Southgate is here.
The Rev. Paul E. Ryan's
History of St. Therese is here.

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