The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption was the dream of the Most Reverend Camillus Paul Maes(1846-1915), third Bishop of the Diocese of Covington. Traditionally, churches attained the title of basilica because of their antiquity, dignity, historical importance, or significance as centers of worship. St Mary's is one of 35 minor basilicas within the United States.
A prototype of the Brooklyn Bridge, The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. Officially dedicated on January 1, 1867, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet main span. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Mother of God parish was founded in 1841 when approximately 30 German Catholic families recruited Fr. Ferdinand Kuhr to come to Covington. The new church of the Annunciation of the Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God became the second Catholic parish in the city. The present church building was constructed in 1870-1871 in the Italian Renaissance basilica design.
This Historic Winery is on the National Historic Registry. Named after the winery’s founder (Abraham Baker) and the current owner (Dinah Bird), the Baker-Bird winery boasts a rich, historic background. When you arrive, you will be greeted with an astounding, factual History Tour. Next, you may walk through the old historic home. Walk through the tasting area where the horse and wagon passed through the home to drop off grapes. Then walk down the stairway to the Cellar and see the rock cellar that is over 90 feet long, 40 feet high and 40 feet wide.
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is known throughout the sports world as the "Cradle of Coaches." Legendary football coaches Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank, Paul Brown and Sid Gillman all had roots at Miami. Over 100 Miami graduates are active in coaching or sports administration in the professional and collegiate levels. More than 30 of the men and women in the collegiate ranks are presently head coaches.
One of the most fascinating figures in American history, President Ulysses S. Grant spent his formative years in the hills and valleys of southwest Ohio. The Grant Memorial Church stands on the site of the old tannery that provided employment for Ulysses S. Grant's father Jesse Root Grant. Today, The church serves a United Methodist congregation.
The Grant Memorial Bridge was dedicated as a memorial to General Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth President of the United States, whose Point Pleasant birthplace is located near the west end of the bridge.
Charted in 1970, the Association seeks to preserve and promote the life and legacy of US Grant, both as general and statesman, and as a young boy. In partnership with the state of Ohio, the historical sites of his boyhood home and schoolhouse are staffed and maintained by the Association. Through living history, volunteer outreach, and public presentations, we strive to keep local history alive and approachable. The culmination of this is our annual US Grant Days, held every year on his birthday, where we explore the life and times of our native son.
Bavarian Brewing Company was a brewery established in Covington, Kentucky, in 1866 by Julius Deglow as the Deglow & Company Brewery, but became known as the Bavarian Brewery as early as 1869. The brewery was originally located on Pike Street and the business expanded to include the 12th street property by 1877. The company merged with International Breweries, Inc., in 1959 and operated as Bavarian Division, International Breweries, Inc. The facility closed in 1966. However, it was rehabilitated and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1990s.[
The District offers rich history, architectural style and community. For over a century Lee-Holman businesses and dwellings served the working class. Shotgun homes comprise a significant portion of the structures in the District. They are critically significant to the fabric of the city.
Holy Cross Church and School Complex—Latonia is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington at 3612 Church Street in Covington, Kentucky. The campus straddles Church Street with the sanctuary and rectory on the east side and elementary school, high school and convent on the west. The was constructed between 1906 and 1908 with the elementary school added in 1914, rectory in 1924, the high school in 1930 and the convent in 1941. The complex was added to the National Register in 1986.
For decades Carnegie Library and Auditorium has the center of the cultural scene, with numerous play productions, speakers, and community activities. Today the building has been reborn as the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center and hosts a variety of exhibits, performances, classes and community projects.
Washington Park is bounded by West 12th, Race and Elm Streets in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The park is owned and operated by the Cincinnati Park Board. Cincinnati Park Board and nonprofit 3CDC finished renovation of the park in July 2012 after being closed for almost 18 months. The park officially opened on Friday, July 6, 2012 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a concert by a choir in town for the World Choir Games which had just begun in Cincinnati. The renovations cost about $46 million. This includes expansion of the park from 6 acres (24,000 m2) to 8 acres (32,000 m2) and construction of a parking garage beneath it for up to 450 cars. In a similar renovation of Fountain Square, 3CDC used profits from parking to pay off loans it took out to develop the project. 3CDC is responsible for programming at the park and plans to offer programs all year round. Some programming that took place in the summer includes a concert series with jazz, R&B, and bluegrass; movies; a kickball league; and a concert by the band Over the Rhine.
Also known as the Ohio Riverside Historic District, the area encompasses Greenup St., Court Ave., Third, and Fourth Sts. in Covington, Kentucky. The district is located at the west bank of the confluence of the Licking River and the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky, directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. A later addition to the district would be added in 1987.
The Covington Public Library was established in 1898. The Kenton County Public Library is a library system serving the residents of Kenton County, Kentucky. The library ranked first in Kentucky in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings 2008.
The Lewisburg neighborhood of southwest Covington developed along a branch of Willow Run Creek. Today, the National Register of Historic Places defines the Lewisbury Historic District as located between I-75 and Covington's boundary with the city of Park Hills and Devou Park. The district extends north to the Ohio River.
Covington's Licking Riverside Historic District was named among 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2013 by the American Planning Association (APA). Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, Licking Riverside has been singled out for its outstanding nineteenth century architecture, its collaborative efforts by residents and local planners, and for its scenic river and city views. The architecture is evidence of every major American style from 1815 to 1920.
Eden Park is an urban park located in the Walnut Hills and Mt. Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The hilltop park occupies 186 acres (0.75 km2), and offers numerous overlooks of the Ohio River valley.
Founded in 1871, Fountain Square has been the symbolic center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Fountain square is an outdoor venue which currently features many shops, restaurants, hotels, and offices. The square also holds many seasonal events, such as Halloween on the square, the ice rink, and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. The Fountain can be seen in the opening credits on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Highland Cemetery stands as a history lesson spread over 250 rolling acres. Highland has been a burial place since 1869, and the tombstones, tombs and crypts are lasting monuments to many who contributed to the development and lore of Northern Kentucky.