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

Northern Kentucky Heritage League

 
 
Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  In 1967 George Dreyer, Ben Baker and Luella LeVee formed the League to promote the arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky. Projects included the Duveneck display at the Covington Library, cataloging landmarks and original homes, a walking tour of the riverside area and historic preservation initiatives.

The League and local residents preserved the historic district along Covington's Riverside Drive by opposing an urban renewal project to raze the buildings to build apartments. In 1969 the group beautified George Rogers Clark Park and started the annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show, which continues to flourish.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2550.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 39° 5.447′ N, 84° 30.412′ 
Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker (Side B)
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W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Garrard Street north of Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on west side of George Rogers Clark Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 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. Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Mary B. Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Northern Kentucky Heritage League. The organization's website includes a brief history. (Submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Northern Kentucky Heritage League Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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