October 1, 1930
Want to pick one iconic picture from all the thousands on this web site to represent Northern
Kentucky back in the day? You could do a lot worse than this one.
|Madison from Lake (Lake?)||Madison at Pike, c. 1905|
1936, unknown occasion
Celebrating the Centennial
6 Pike Street
|“1814-Centeniel-1914”||Madison and Pike||Knight's Templar Parade|
|Decorated for the 1914 Covington Centennial Celebration. Read all about it, here.|
Madison at Pike, c. WWII
That streetcar is turning from Pike onto southbound Madison
|This one's a puzzle. Our first guess is the 1914 celebration noted above, but those are 46 star flags, and the only legible writing says “Welcome Eagles.” So maybe it's a convention of the fraternal group Eagles? Maybe it IS the 1914 celebration and they didn't buy new flags representing the 2 new states of 1912? We've no idea.
From a Facebook post by Lynn Slayback
|Pike and Madison, c. 1910, 1910, and 1940|
|Pike and Madison
Note the Seventh Street Market House in the background.
The curious thing here is that while these two cards are for all practical purposes identical, there's a woman in the card on the left, who has mysteriously disappeared from the card on the right. Look carefully at the larger version of the card on the right and you can see where she's been edited out. And the card on the left has edited out all of the overhead wires that show in the card on the right. Our thought is that they both plagiarized a third card, as yet uncovered by NKY Views. We're not looking real hard...
The day they moved Motch's Clock.
|North on Madison from Pike||Pike and Madison Streets
Note the sign for the Chinese
restaurant in the lower left
|West, at Madison & Pike||Madison, North from Pike||Madison, South from Pike|
|Going north on Madison at East Pike
From a Facebook post by Robert Ballard
|Madison at Pike
from a Facebook post by Linda Kreindler
|North on Madison from Pike||North on Madison from Pike|
Sketch of the Motch's Clock by Caroline Williams
It's September, 1871, and M. C. Motch has built a new store. Read about it here.
Mutual Fire Insurance of Covington, 1933