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Latonia, Kentucky 

1.  Somewhere in Latonia, 1927.  If you can help on the exact location, please email me.
2.  Note that what is a boring picture of nothing, can, 100 years later, be a intriguing shot.

 

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Public School
Lock and Golding  (now 38th) Streets
In 1909, it became Covington's Eighth District School

Clifton Avenue School

 

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Ninth District School,  c. 1960, and the Coppin Mansion at Lake View Park
At Ferry (now 33rd) and Graff. The school was built on the site of the Coppin Mansion.  Coppin's was a major Covington department store.  See it here.


 

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Coppin's Lake in Latonia,
sketch by E. T. Hurley
from a 1919 book of sketches
by Hurley, with texts by
James Green. You can read
Green's text to this picture here.

Coppin's Lake in Latonia,
 another sketch by E. T. Hurley

 

 

Coppins Lake

Coppin Lake was in a Lake View Park, a real estate development by the Coppins and Motches families,

 

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Rail Road and Street Car Arch between
 Covington and Latonia, c. 1910

A later street car, the #6 Rosedale,
 at 40th and Huntington, 1937

 

Licking River

The Licking River at Rosedale, c. WWI

  

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Confluence of Bank Lick
and the Licking River,
c. 1910
Wooden Bridge over Bank
Lick Creek, Latonia
Bank Lick Creek, from
Collins History of Kentucky
The 1930 Strategic
Plan for Covington
recommended
a park for “the 28th
Street Hollow.”

 

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Ritte's Corner, Bird
Building, 1930
Latonia Deposit Bank,
Bird Building, c. 1916
Ritte's Corner
 

Read more on Ritte's Corner, here.

Who was Ritte?  Find out here.

 

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Eagle Scouts from
Latonia at camp, 1947
Fishing Camp,
Licking River, Latonia

 

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WPA Project Paves
Latonia Avenue, c. 1934
Caroline Street Underpass Opened
September 19, 1931. There was,
literally, dancing in the street. 
The story is here.
Latonia Terrace,
1949 built as part
 of FDR's New Deal

 

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“Aunt Mae's in Latonia”
If you know more, please click the “contact me” at the bottom of the page.

 

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Southern Avenue,
at Ritte's Corner
Decoursey, East from Main Street, 1912 Decoursey Avenue, Latonia

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“'The Flats' is a piece of unoccupied land of considerable extent, lying just south of Covington,
where base-ball and other 'sinful games' are regularly played upon Sundays, in palpable
defiance of the law, and to the horror of religiously inclined people living in the neighborhood. 
It is notorious for the disorderly behavior of its hebdomadal [i.e., weekly] visitants, and has
furnished a frequent topic for newspaper animadversion [strong criticism].”
 The Lounger, a Covington newspaper, November 14, 1875
In 1911, Covington determined that there were too many duplicate street names
between Covington and Latonia, so Latonia renamed many streets.  Details here.
  Read about the 1886 Latonia Fair, here.

In 1957, the Kentucky Times-Star ran a
feature story on Latonia.  Read it here.

“J. H. Funk received the first prize for ten pin rolling at the pic-nic
at  Latonia Springs on Monday last.  The prize consisting of a pair
of sleeve  buttons, a pin cushion, and a baseball.” 
From Covington's The Ticket, July 8, 1875

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The J. H. Kruse home

Aerial of Latonia from
Monte Christo, 1930

Decoursey Avenue, 1930

 

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Kenton County Infirmary, Covington, Kentucky (a.k.a., The Poorhouse)

 Census of Northern Kentucky's Paupers in Almshouses, 1910, here.

 

Almshouse

The fancy entrance to the old poorhouse was salvaged, and sits today on E. 12th Street in Cincinnati as part of a bar called Neon's

 

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Fire Company #8, Latonia
southwest corner of Southern & Tibbatts

 

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Lake Wolking, at the end of the Rosedale-Covington Car Line
 It was south of 45th Street; east of the railroad, and drained in 1927.
To see the location on a map, go here. It's in the far southeast corner.

 

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Rosedale Park
 

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Twin Oaks Clubhouse, showing
levels of 1964 Flood,  and a
"Std. Proj. Flood" (i.e. like 1937).
  Pic is c. 1967.

Gents at the Twin Oaks
  Golf & Plantation
 Club,   c. 1960

This is Twin Oaks Clubhouse
 in the 1964 Flood.

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"Latonia Springs, a beautiful suburb in Kentucky, six miles from Fountain Square, on the Lexington Pike.  It was once a noted watering-place, and favorite resort of Kentuckians.  There is a fine hotel, ample grounds, spring houses, and other convenient buildings.  The waters possess no medicinal values, and as a watering-place Latonia Springs is a thing of the past.  It is a beautiful drive, however, the route being picturesque throughout its length."
King's Pocket-Book of Cincinnati, 1880

The Latonia Springs resort was near where Kyle's Lane hits the LLL Highway today.
Ironically, that location is in Fort Wright these days.

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Latonia Agricultural
Association's Fair

The Pines is for sale
from Paris' Bourbon News,
August 27, 1920

 . . .and last, and least,
 Latonia Pigs, 1906

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