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

Formerly Bremen Street

 
 
Formerly Bremen Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 11, 2020
1. Formerly Bremen Street Marker
Inscription.  
Renamed during
World War I
because of
anti-German
hysteria

 
Erected 2014 by The German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 39° 5.01′ N, 84° 31.031′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Main Street (U.S. 25/42), on the right when traveling west on Pershing Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 Main St, 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. Casper Ottens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Escape / Controversial Judgment (within shouting distance of this marker); Built by John B. Kohls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major League Baseball (about 800 feet away); Goebel Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower (approx.
Formerly Bremen Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 11, 2020
2. Formerly Bremen Street Marker
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0.2 miles away); Frank Duveneck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  New Sign Recalls When Covington Street's Name Was Changed Amid Anti-German Hysteria. It wasn't just street names that fell victim to anti-German sentiment during the Great War. (The River City News, posted June 7, 2014) (Submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Nov. 29, 2022