Lost Northern Kentucky

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Northern Kentucky has a unique location as the gateway between the North and the South. Many of its historic businesses, religious structures, homes and buildings were lost to time. Just after the Civil War, Daniel Henry Holmes purchased a large Victorian-Gothic house he named Holmesdale, better known as Holmes Castle. By the 1890s, the Latonia Racetrack had two hundred stables to accommodate horses and space for one hundred bookmakers. The Motordrome at the Ludlow Lagoon Amusement Park had seating for eight thousand people. Authors Robert Schrage and David Schroeder detail the fascinating history of Northern Kentucky's lost treasures.
ISBN: 9781625859822
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: Lost
Images: 50
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Schrage is very active in local history circles and has served on the boards of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, Boone County Historic Preservation Board and the Behringer Crawford Board. In 2015, Schrage received the William Conrad Preservation Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement in preservation of local history. Previous works include: Legendary Locals of Covington (Arcadia); Eyewitness to History: A Personal Journal (winner of honorable mentions at the New York, Amsterdam and Florida Book Festivals—Merlot Group); Carl Kiger: The Man Beyond the Murder (Merlot Group); The Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville (Arcadia); Boone County: Then and Now (Arcadia); and Burlington (Arcadia). Dave Schroeder is president of the Kentucky Library Association and the Friends of the Kentucky Public Archives. He is also a longtime member of the Kentucky Archives and Records Commission. Schroeder has presented at local, state and national conferences on history and genealogy topics. He was awarded the James Nelson Advocacy Award in 2012 by the Kentucky Library Association, the 2014 Outstanding Public Library Service Award by the Kentucky Public Library Association and the Two-Headed Calf award in history from the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, Kentucky in 2017. Schroeder is the executive director of the Kenton County Public Library and previously held the position of archivist for Thomas More College and the Diocese of Covington. He is author of Life Along the Ohio: A Sesquicentennial History of Ludlow, Kentucky (Little Miami Press, 2014) and coeditor of Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815–2015 (Clerisy Press, 2015).
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