A Sea Captain’s Preference

The Italianate architectural style–meant to evoke the glorious villas of Renaissance Italy–first hit the United States in the 1840s and remained very popular until 1890. General lore colors the style as favored by sea captains with its “widow’s walk”–or rooftop platform–and associated romantic myth of mariners’ wives vainly waiting for their spouses to return (nothing […]

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 […]