|On Prospect, looking
south, toward 11th
|North from Sixth &
|What is now Route 8,
in West Covington, 1930
|“The Holman car heads north at Holman and
Linden, through the heart of the then largely
German-speaking portion of Covington, circa
1914. Considerably more than half of the
residents in 1914 subscribed to German
language newspapers, but anti-Kaiser
sentiment, by the end of World War 1 no
such newspapers existed.”
Terry Lehmann and Earl W. Clark in The Green Line.
|The image of 12th Street above is from
Covington's 1930 Strategic Plan for its future.
The planners advocated a wider 12th Street,
noting the need for an improved East-West
route thru the city, because the the current
12th Street was too narrow.
from the 1859 Williams Directory of Cincinnati
|Extension of 19th
Avenue near Decoursey
Scott to Madison
The traffic flow diagram, and the three route change proposals here are all from the same
1930 Strategic Plan mentioned above. You can read the whole plan at Google Books.
“Purchase of eight traffic lights, to be installed in the near future at Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Street intersections with Scott Street; Sterrett and Madison Avenue; Pike & Holman Streets; Fifth and Madison; and Ritte's Corner in Latonia was determined upon by Covington City Commissions, meeting in conference recently. Commissioners decided to install six traffic lights as a preliminary step toward a complete traffic system in Covington.” from Motour: The Magazine of the Cincinnati Automobile Club, May, 1928.
|Court Street, from Park||Scott looking north from 3rd|
|Fourth Street, West of
|South from 8th
|15th and Russell,
|Lawyers Building, 1922
Third and Scott
|Scott Street dead
ends at Sterritt, 1930
|Scott at Second,
|“The Covington Journal says ‘A little son of Jimmy Withers, seeing a horse attached to a wagon rushing down Scott street, between Fourth and Fifth Thursday, threatening to destroy everything in his way, ran out in the street, and, at considerable peril to himself, leaped into the wagon from behind and checked the animal. The boy is only twelve years old and deserves great credit for the feat.’” Courier-Journal, June 23, 1873|
|Court, South from Fourth, c. 1900||Court, North from Fourth c. 1900|
|Scott, looking north from Fourth, c. 1900||Court Street, c.1900|
John C. Meyer, 626 Scott, sells three Reo Speed Wagons
|Scott, South from 17th,
|Scott, South of Robins,
Quality Corner, 4th and Scott, Covington
to Mrs. Elizabeth Grunow, FRD 9, Jackson, Mich, c/o Mrs. A. D. Palmer.
Dear Sister, Dear old Ky is some town we just came over on the old bridge,
it is the grand old site of your life. well be home soon, sister Evelyn
South from 13th
|Section of Greenup
It's obvious in the above right image that Greenup lines up with Cincinnati's Walnut
Street (and Covington's Scott Street lines up perfectly with Cincinnati's Vine Street), so
how is it that the Suspension Bridge doesn't line up with either??? Find out here.
A few tourist shots, entering Covington on US 25 & US 42
|“Covington, Ky., is on the lower side of the
Licking river, built on a fine plain mostly above the highest floods
of the Ohio.
A steam-ferry unites it with Cincinnati, and a suspension-bridge is about to be built across the Licking connecting it with
Newport. The streets are laid out so as to appear, from high ground, like a continuation of the city of Cincinnati on the opposite
bank of the river. It contains a fine city-hall, several churches, printing-offices, a Baptist theological college, a cotton and silk
factory, tobacco-factories, ropewalks, etc. Pop. about 12,000. ” from Appleton's Southern and Western Travellers' Guide, 1849
|Scott Street's historic Boone Block to be torn down, here.|
|“The suit against the property-holders in Covington, on Ninth street, between Madison and Washington, to
enforce the payment of a special tax levied to pay for the paving of that square with locust blocks, was decided at the late
term of the Chancery Court there, against the property-holders.” Courier-Journal, December 19, 1871
|“Mr. Charles Trantwein at one
time a saloon-keeper on Madison street, and at present residing on the
corner of Seventh
and Craig, has met with a loss of nearly all his movable furniture and his wife, who went off together last Saturday night.
The woman was Mr. Trantwein's second wife, and he threatens to shoot any one who brings her back while he offers a
liberal reward for the recovery of the furniture.” from Covington's The Ticket, November 2, 1875.