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The Southern Contracting
Company, Ludlow
In 1874, Ludlow had
it's own newspaper
G. Moser & Sons


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Resin Yards of H. Garlick, Ludlow


Hackstadt's Amusement Devices

Hackstadt's Amusement Devices

GH Hackstadt's GH Hackstadt's GH Hackstadt's
 GH Hackstadt's blacksmith shop
Hackstadt owned/operated the merry-go-round, penny arcade and pony rides at the Lagoon. His merry-go-round was portable and he would float it down to Louisville for the State Fair. He later trucked it down US42. An outing at the Lagoon. That's GH Hackstadt on the right, holding the ponies.
All three of these from Tom Dryer posts on Facebook
In 1895, Hackstadt lived at Dry Creek and the Covington Pike in Bromley, but his shop was at 79 Elm in Ludlow: “General Blacksmithing & Wagon Maker; Manufacturer in All Kinds of Vehicles; Horses Shoeing Promptly Attended to.”


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Ludlow Pharmacists John McCormick, left, and his successor, Ed Farrell.


Scenes from Ludlow, Kentucky Ryan Brothers Ludlow, Ky The Buffalo
Nick Braun's Saloon at
Carneal and Ash, 1888.
And yes, the man's an ancestor
of Bob and Rob Braun .
Krogers,1948, at Elm and Davies,
from a Facebook post by Charles Geise
Texaco Station The Old Buffalo
Elm at Carneal
from a Facebook post by Lance McCarthy


Edw. Coopers

Before he had a furniture store in Covington, Edw. Cooper was in Ludlow
From a Facebook post by his grandson, Mark Pilger



Fred Werges Boots and Shoes
Elm Street
Note the “sign” over the front door
from a Facebook post by Will Lack


Gas Station Gas Station
Ludlow Gas Station, From Facebook posts by Kathy Luck Keri


River Breeze River Breeze River Breeze
River Breeze Trailer Park. Dale Ashcraft posted the pictures, and we'll let him describe them: “My dad Bus Ashcraft was discharged from the Army and decided with my mom, Sara, that he wanted to work for himself for the rest of his life. He was 27 when he bought a small house on a couple acres on Elm Street in Ludlow Kentucky and decided the future was mobile home living and at the time called trailer living and built Ashcraft's River Breeze Trailer Park. I was brought to River Breeze in October 1947 as a newborn. Dad evolved into selling the homes and then in 1952 sold River Breeze (our trailer park) and moved up the road a block at 848 Elm Street and built Ashcraft Mobile Homes. Like he wanted to do dad died in 1976 still working for himself and still in the mobile home business. These pics were taken 1948-1949 in River Breeze and even today I still think it was a nice place to live my first years with my family.”

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Lumber Barges at Ludlow Elm and Locust Streets, 1894
The Christian Church used the
first floor of this building, and a
school was conducted on the first
floor.  City Council first met here,
on the first floor, in 1864
C. A. Slater's Grocery
Store, c. WWI, Oak and Helen.


Scenes from Ludlow, Kentucky aSHCRAFT'S Ludlow
J Blaine Robinson
225 Elm, c. 1936
Ashcraft's Mobile Home
848 Elm, c. 1965
From a Facebook post by Dale Ashcraft
Whipple and Bentley, 1880
Sole Proprietors of the Whipple Safety Bar


Ludlow and Covington Omnibus Line
Leaves Ludlow Leaves Bridge
at 6:00 a.m. at 6:30 a.m.
at 7:30 a.m. at 8:15 a.m.
at 9:00 a.m. at 10:00 a.m.
at 1:00 p.m. at 2:00 p.m.
at 4:15 p.m. at 5:00 p.m.
at 6:45 p.m. at 6:30 p.m.

F Theatre 'Bus leaves Ludlow every Thursday and
Saturday nights, returning at 11:30 p.m.  On
Sundays, will leave Ludlow at 9:30, and the bridge
at 10:30 p.m.  "On Time" is our motto.  
          Schmidt & Grimme

[from the Ludlow Reporter, April 24, 1875]