Public Schools, Covington, Kentucky

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Not exactly a public school, the Western Baptist Theological
Seminary,1840 - 1855, was on Eleventh, between Madison and Russell. Read a little more about it, here.

 

Ricke's Seminary

Ricke's Seminary, 1858

 

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A Walking Tour of the Seminary Square Area

 

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First District School, 1901;
built in 1867. West Scott,
between 5th and 6th

Second District School,
c. 1910, 0n Robbins Street,
west of Banklick

Third District School
se corner of 5th
and Philadelphia

 

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We believe this to be either
the 1st or 4th District School,
or the “Colored” School
(7th District) It's definitely
a Covington school, c. 1930

Fourth District School, 1901.
East  Scott, between
15th & 16th

Fifth District, 1901
( before Holman St.,
below ) It was at 18th
& Holman with the back
at 18th & Woodburn

 

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 Holman Street School, a.k.a. Fifth District
 1910 on the left

 

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Sixth District School, c. 1905-1910

 

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Seventh District School,
Colored, 1901. On 7th,
between Scott and Madison.
Later, the first Lincoln-Grant

Eighth District Public
School, in Latonia,
38th at Locke

Ninth District School, 
1914. In Latonia, at
33rd and Graff

 

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Tenth District School
On Decoursey, between 45th and 46th.
A big thanks to Pam
Beyersdoerfer Funai for the image!

Eleventh District School in
West Covington, 1930.
At Parkway and Alberta

“The New School”
Scott and Robbins
 

 

  

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John G. Carlisle School
The paragraph about the school printed
on the back is here.

John G. Carlisle,
read more about
him, at this site.

 

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Covington Protestant Children's Home  
The Covington Protestant Children's Home was constructed on a large tract of land at the southwest corner of 14th and Madison Avenue. The building contained dormitory space, a large playroom and a chapel. The building could comfortably house fifty orphans. Amos Shinkle financed the purchase of the lot and the construction of the building. The total cost of the project was $53,000. In 1887, an endowment was established to continually finance the operation of the home. Amos Shinkle again came to the forefront and offered to match all other donations.

 

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Lincoln Grant High School, 1932

 

Covington Commercial Collage

Covington Commercial College
231 Madison

 

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University of Kentucky, Northern Center, Covington 
Founded July 1, 1948.

 

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This building on 7th, between Madison & Scott housed the
Northern Kentucky Vocational Education offices in  1950-51.

 

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Orr's Female Academy, 1846

The Rugby School Students, 1900
Built as Dr. Orr's Academy for girls in 1846, the building was the home of Henry Bruce, during the Civil War.  Bruce was involved in building the Suspension Bridge, and a supporter of the South. After the war, it became The Rugby School, a boy's military school. Thus, the boys in this picture wearing uniforms and carrying guns.  It was on Sanford, just north of 7th. It backs up on Garrard.

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Back to School

Back to School

 

“Some eight days ago, and English sparrow accidentally entered one of the air chambers of the Bachelor-street free school, and, falling to the bottom, has been unable to escape. Being a prisoner behind the grated bars at the lower-end of the ventilator, its companions have listened to his cries and brought it daily supplies of food, thus preventing it from starving to death.” Courier-Journal, May 20, 1875, quoting the Covington Ticket.  
"After a long controversy the decision that Chinese are not colored permits the children of this race to attend the white public schools in Covington, Ky."
from The Crisis, November, 1913

Mrs. Charles Miller wrote on a few words about early Covington schools.  Read them here.(pdf)

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