History For Sale in Mainstrasse…

There is a lovely 1870s Italianate Style home at 251 W. 6th Street, Covington, Kentucky currently looking for a new steward. This 3-bedroom, single family house is a mixture of modernity and history–much like Mainstrasse Village itself, the neighborhood wherein it sits. Mainstrasse is roughly bounded on the east by the Chesapeake & Ohio (C & […]

Q: What Connects Theology, Electrical Manufacturing, and HPOs in Covington, Kentucky?

441332 The nicely renovated 1883 Italianate at 901 Russell Street in Covington, Kentucky is currently looking for a new steward. This 4-bedroom townhouse is a tasteful blend of modern updates and historic character and charm. Located at the corner of Russell and Ninth streets, it is also within Covington’s Seminary Square National Register Historic District (NRHP […]

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Glendale: Plan On It!

The Village of Glendale’s Holiday Home Tour is this Saturday, December 6th, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Plan on it to be spectacular. There are 8 venues on the tour this year: 6 private historic residences, the Glendale Lyceum (built in 1892) and the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, established in 1930. The community center sits […]

100 Years in Walnut Hills: Historic Map Fun

Historic maps are fascinating, revealing changes to a neighborhood whose present form we may take for granted. Old Sanborn fire insurance maps, in particular, reveal when buildings were built–or at least a “built by [insert year here] date”–additions (and demolitions!) to buildings, long-gone outbuildings, and shifted property lines. There are 2 historic properties currently for sale on St. […]

When There Are Two…

…a National Register district and a local historic district, that is… The East Row Historic District in Newport, Kentucky is one of the commonwealth’s biggest local historic districts AND it encompasses two National Register districts: Mansion Hill, located north of 6th street, and East Newport (or Gateway), which extends to the south. This neighborhood consists […]

Goldilocks and the Three Houses

Over the past several years, the average house size has continued to grow in the United States. In 2013, the average size for a new home was just shy of 3,000 square feet of living space. Contrast that to homes built by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, which can be as small as 89 square […]

The Road Less Traveled In Clifton

Every old house has a story. Ever wonder about yours? Digging Cincinnati History specializes in just that–house geneaologies. You can contact Ann Senefeld (author, researcher, and consultant) for more information. Digging Cincinnati History recently completed a research report for one of our listings in the Clifton neighborhood–564 Evanswood Place (MLS # 1384603). Currently looking for […]

Morgan’s Raiders Meet Mrs. Roudebush

Roudebush Farm–described in my last two blog posts–while fantastic from an architectural standpoint, is also associated with some interesting historical tidbits about its original owners. Located in Harrison Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, the property is a uniquely-preserved late 19th century farmstead with an Italianate house and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Ref  […]

Onward….to the Good Stewardship of Historic Roudebush Farm

Roudebush Farm–described in detail in my last blog post–is a circa 1870 farmstead in northwestern Hamilton County, Ohio hoping for a new owner (MLS# 1386447). The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Ref #76001449) and notable for its well preserved farmhouse, schoolhouse (now a two-bedroom residence), and original barn (the barn […]

Historic Roudebush Farm…It Sure Has Some “Cute Buildings”

Criteria C of the National Register of Historic Places is defined as follows: “Embodies distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction“…in other words, “C is for […]