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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion

(1858-1934) /

 
 
Senator Richard P. Ernst Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Senator Richard P. Ernst Marker side
Inscription.  
Senator Richard P. Ernst
Born in Covington, Ernst was a lawyer, banker, philanthropist, & women's-rights proponent. Leader of the Covington YMCA for 42 years, he was a member of the Kenton Co. Bar Assoc. & Industrial Club. U. S. Senator, 1921-1927. Camp Ernst founder. Died in Baltimore 1934, interred Highland Cem., Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Ernst Mansion
Built for the John Matson family c. 1890, the mansion was the residence of Sen. Richard Pretlow Ernst, 1906-1934. A brick version of Richard Shaw's Queen Anne with High Victorian Gothic or Neo-Greco elements. Home served as the Flannery Hotel, 1937-1975. Placed on National Register of Historic Places 1975; renovated 1982.
Presented by Phoenix Properties of No. Ky.

 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2172.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
Ernst Mansion Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Ernst Mansion Marker side
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 5.256′ N, 84° 30.379′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Garrard Street (Kentucky Route 8) and East 4th Street (Kentucky Route 8), on the left when traveling north on Garrard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Garrard Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Florence Taney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hearne Mansion (about 400 feet away); John W. Stevenson Home (about 500 feet away); Daniel Carter Beard (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Daniel Carter Beard (about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); First City Hall (about 700 feet away); Clayton-Bullock House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Licking Riverside Historic District. National Register of Historic Places registration form (PDF) and photographs (PDF) for the district, which includes the Ernst house. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Ernst, Richard Pretlow. Biography by the Kenton County Public Library. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion Marker
 
 
Senator Richard P. Ernst image. Click for full size.
Harris & Ewing / Public Domain
4. Senator Richard P. Ernst
Taken between 1905 and 1934. From the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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