Lexington Pike, East from Girard, Florence
postmarked Erlanger, 12-03-1914,
to Miss Lillian Corbin, 625 Washington St., Newport, Ky,
There was so much of interest in your last letter I can't even attempt to answer, so will
just send you a picture of a section of Pike St in Florence, looking toward Erlanger from Charley M's
Store - you will prize the view. The x is the P.O. Anna
The Old Store in Florence
an old postcard plagiarized from a John Uri Lloyd Photo
Ford Garage, 1930
These two locations on Main Street in Florence are on the National Register of Historic Places. Applications here - each a pdf - contain histories, maps, and interior and exterior photography.
|Florence Fire Station||Florence Hotel|
|Price Pike||That's John Uri Lloyd standing
in front of one of his boyhood
homes, on Banklick.
|US 42, going west from Mall Road
from a Mark Krummen post on Facebook
US 42, we believe looking northeast at what today is 42 and Wetheringon
From a Facebook post by Old Northern Kentucky
Shelby Street, looking toward Main
From a Facebook post by Gin-Nie Tanner Smith
Florence Post Office
The post office was in Jim Tanner's Hardware Store, in the left in this image.
A hundred years ago, PO's were a cabinet in a corner store, and whose store housed the PO
was subject to change every time the political winds shifted.
A little background on Florence post offices is here. (pdf)
Florence Postmaster robs mail.
|We love the images that seem to be of absolutely no interest when they were taken, but years later would show a very busy scene. You're looking south on I-75 in 1970. If you could look to the right, y'all would see a giant water tower. From a Facebook post by Winston Beech.|
BCHS in the lower left; Turfway at the upper right; I-75 under construction
From a Facebook post by James Horton
|Greenview Road, looking north from Burlington Pike, August, 1956||US 42 / I-75 Exit in Florence, 1964|
|C. W. Myers' Store, 1903||Fred Reich's Shop,1903||House on Main||House on Banklick Next
to Methodist Church
A painting by Thomas Corwin Lindsay
Stringtown on the Pike, c. 1901
|The Florence Hotel Building is on the National Register of Historical Places. Read the text, and see the pictures, both pdf's.||A 1916 article on Florence is here.|
|In 1907, the president of the Burlington-Florence turnpike acknowledges that maybe automobiles are here to stay.|
|In 1843 you didn't have to pay taxes for the upkeep of the roads in Florence. There was, however, this.||The “Parson of Stringtown” writes a letter describing parts of Florence, here.|
|Complaints in 1881 about the tolls on the road from Florence to Silver Lake.||Suffragette has success in Florence.|
Dogwood Lane / Lake Drive 1960
|If you wondered why this circle in Florence had two different names, it's because they were established at different times. We note that Lake Drive does not, in fact, border those lakes that separate it from US 42.|