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

Henry Farny Park

 
 
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Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 17, 2020
1. Henry Farny Park Marker
Inscription.  World-renowned artist Henry Farny lived and painted in his studio at 1029-1031 Banklick Street from 1890 to 1907. Look over your right shoulder to the southwest at the frame duplex with a picket fence at 1029 Banklick. That building now occupies the lot where Farny's home once stood. This park is dedicated to Farny and his art, which celebrated the life and culture of Native American Indians.

Westside artist David Rice created the park's mural and sculpture. Rice's modern interpretation of Farny's art is based on his most famous Western paintings and on his Sioux signature — a dot within a circle — which appears on all of Farny's work.

This park was the vision of two neighborhood groups, the Westside Action Coalition and the Old Seminary Square Neighborhood Association. Others contributing encouragement and financial support include the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, the City of Covington, the Kentucky Arts Council, Kevin Haaser, the Place Matters Mini-Grant Program and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
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Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 17, 2020
2. Henry Farny Park Marker
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Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 4.763′ N, 84° 30.782′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Robbins Street and Banklick Street, on the right when traveling east on West Robbins Street. Marker is on fence at east end of park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); John G. Carlisle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Engine Company 4 (approx. Ό mile away); Covington & Lexington Turnpike (approx. Ό mile away); Linden Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Onerias Powell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Farny Episode 1 - End of the Race. The Brinton Museum presented one painting each week, beginning in May 2020 throughout the summer, from the George A. Rentschler Western Art Collection. The series features paintings by
Henry Farny Park image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 17, 2020
3. Henry Farny Park
Henry Farny from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. The George A. Rentschler Western Art Collection was on exhibit at The Brinton Museum through Labor day 2020. First in a series of 12. (The Brinton Museum) (Submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Henry Farny. Wikipedia entry on the renowned Western painter. (Submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Aug. 8, 2022