The Campbell County Protestant Orphan's
Home, 120 Main Street.  It was
dedicated August 1, 1886.  The mansion was
originally built by early Newport Mayor
George Fearons, in 1855.  More.
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Iardells Lynch's History of the Baptist Convalescent Center is here. (pdf)


For a detailed 1920 Plat of the Clifton Neighborhood, go here.


Newport, Kentucky
The 1937 Flood obviously didn't reach Clifton, but that doesn't mean you couldn't
see it from there.  That's the old Shortway Bridge, and you can also see the old car barn.
Thanks to Patty Stanger Ludwig for this  picture, taken by her Dad.

There was an early limestone quarry in Clifton, bounded by what is now
Amelia, Ash, Main and Home Streets.

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Clifton Heights Public School 1915 Tornado Damage 1915 Tornado Damage
All three of these are from the 1915 Tornado


St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul School is on the National Register
of Historic Places. The application (pdf) contains lots of images, history, and architectural details.

4,000 attend the St. Vincent de Paul Church's dedication in 1916.
St. Vincent de Paul parish formed, 1913.
St. Vincent de Paul School's ground breaking, 1916.


Clifton Heights building boom, 1910 The History of Clifton Heights, 1910.
Kentucky legislature officially creates Clifton Heights. Society of Johns hold Hanselfest.



Main and Home Streets
from a Facebook post by Ruth Ann Kuntz Wietmarschen


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Campbell County Protestant
Orphans Home
Clifton, Kentucky, 1922
Clifton Branch of the Newport
Fire Department
Engine Company #3,
dedicated September 9, 1933
Baptist Convalescent Center

Clifton was officially annexed by Newport as of November 26, 1935.


Clifton School

Clifton School, September, 1919. Ms. Haas' First Grade. We know that's Wm. Knox in the upper left corner


Alice Webster's Clifton: A History of the Hill is here(pdf)

Campbell Frill Line