Fort Mitchell Scenes

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The Erlanger - Fort Mitchell Bus Beechwood Road Bridges


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Fort Mitchell Baptist Church,
St. Agnes, Ft. Wright,
c. 1930


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Church of the Blessed Sacrament, South Fort Mitchell.
Thanks to Nate Thurman for the image on the left

Blessed Sacrament's web site is here.


The Rev. Paul Ryan's 1953  history of Blessed Sacrament is here.


Boonies Boonies
Two aerial views from the early 1960's


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How did the Monte Casino Chapel get from Covington
to Thomas More? On a truck, thru Fort Mitchell.
May 7, 1965. Details here. Bob Huesman is the man on top of the church.


Dixie Highway



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Looking north, at Dixie
and Beechwood Road.
Looking south at roughly
Dixie and Rivard.

Both from the Gilliam Collection, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University.


Video of the Roger Kuchle Garage shortly before it was torn down.


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Entrance to Highland
Cemetery, 1912

Entrance to St. Mary

Fort Mitchell's first cemetery was St. Johns, which opened in 1867. Highland opened in 1869, and St. Mary's in 1870. St Mary's had an an earlier location in Devou Park. Why two Catholic cemetery's? One for the German Catholic (St John's) and one for the Irish Catholic (St. Mary's).


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The caption on this one says “Scene on US 25/42 near Covington”
We think it's looking north, with Turkeyfoot Road on the left.
Thanks to Lt. Barry Martin and Tyler Schmidt for help in identifying the location


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We believe this is the same
scene as above. Sorry for
the picture quality.
We believe this, too, is the
same scene. 1916


Lakeside Pres

Lakeside Presbyterian Church


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Visit Venthaven on-line here.


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St. John's Orphanage
On Orphanage Road, originally organized in 1850 in Covington.
 At the time of this picture, c. 1950, there were 118 boys and girls, from 2-18 years
old under the supervision of a Chaplain and 12 Nuns

Fire Co. #5

The Kruempelman Farm, c. 1975
from a Facebook post by the photographer, John Engleman


These seven properties, more or less in Fort Mitchell, are on the National Register of Historic Places. Each has a history, maps, sources, and maps.
Beechwood Historic District Highland Cemetery District Kruempelman Farmhouse Shinkle-Brinks House
Fort Mitchell Heights Fort Mitchell Old Fort Mitchell Lakeside Park


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Fort Mitchell lots for sale. Note the trolley line. We're not sure of the date on this one. From a Facebook post by Joe Schulte “Most healthful place within 50 miles of Cincinnati.” Kentucky Post, September 17, 1904  
Our assumption is that the ad on the right refers to the plat on the left. We can tell you that in June of 1911, Simrall was advertising “very few lots left.”  


We're told Sanford Street, on the plat above, was renamed Iris because of the number of flowers planted along the street by Mrs. Philip Queal. He husband was a Fort Mitchell City Clerk for 50 years.


The City of Fort Mitchell was incorporated on Valentine's Day in 1910 Long-time Fort Mitchell area resident August Hauer remembered the Civil War; his 1943 interview - he was 84 - is here.
“A new civic group will spearhead the battle of Ft. Mitchell's citizens against the proposed Greater Cincinnati Airport Highway.  Property owners contend that the express highway would reduce property values and cut the community in half. According to reports at the meeting, about 13 persons would be “punished” by having the high way cut across or cut through their property.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, April 5, 1949
You can read Mr. John R. Blakely's The Early History and Development of Ft. Mitchell, a paper presented top the Gist Historical Society, here. (pdf) Park Hills incorporated as a real city on June 28, 1927. A history of Park Hills is on the city's web site.
You can read Mrs. Richard Udry's history of Fort Mitchell, South Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park, from 1940, here. History of Park Hills Lutheran is here.
The Official Ft. Mitchell Page is here. Fort Mitchell auto registrations from 1910 are here.