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Offline UncleRando

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Newport's Mansion Hill
« on: December 16, 2008, 09:55:56 PM »
Decided to head south into Newport the other day for a dreary, cold, miserable walk around the Mansion Hill neighborhood.  Enjoy the pics sans cold and the highway noise from I-471.


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9. Strong Italian roots in this neighborhood as not evident by this flag


10. Love this bridge


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30. There she is again...


31. Notice the water tower in the background...it was the whole point to this photo


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36. And we'll finish with a blurry and an unnecessary gray-scale photo of Pompilio's Italian Restaurant
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 10:00:35 PM »
nice homes, i always wanted to see them closer up -- appreciate your suffering for these!
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 10:33:39 PM »
Great photos.

That's an Irish flag in #9 though. Not Italian.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 10:37:04 PM »
Great photos.

That's an Irish flag in #9 though. Not Italian.

You sir are correct.  My apologies to any Italians or Irish out there.  :-D

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 10:37:43 PM »
Holy crap. That place is gorgeous.  Great photos, Randy.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 11:14:53 PM »
I have always been amazed at the quality of the building stock in newport mansion hill and east row neighborhoods.  Looks great!  BTW, the noise from 471 isn't quite so bad in summer when leaves absorb much of the sound in most areas of the neighborhood, so one can still have open windows on cool evenings.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 11:44:37 PM »
I love Newport! Its such a cute town and in a great location!
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 07:57:29 AM »
Great Shots!       Apology accepted by this Irish-Italian. :wink:
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 11:26:20 AM »
There is much more to NKY than the view.

Good set!

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 11:27:57 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 02:30:49 PM »
Northern Kentucky really has some great neighborhoods.  Thanks for sharing these.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 02:31:37 PM »
Very nice.  It actually reminds me of Victorian Village or Old Town East in Columbus.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 03:43:27 PM »
These are great photos of a high-end Victorian era neighborhood. All popular styles seem to be represented including the towered and turreted Queen Annes, blocky Italianates, and rusticated stone Romanesque Revival as well as a few that would have to be placed in the "eclectic" category.  I would not be surprised to learn many of these were designed by Cincinnati architects although more distant Louisville certainly has it's share of mansions to match. Perhaps the saying a rising tide lifts all boats applies to prosperity for many communities along the Ohio River during the 1800's.

 I also noticed many of the homes still had their original stained glass windows-it seems Cincinnati retains fewer of these colorful old windows on its Victorian homes. Upland Place in Cincy has a similar streetscape and I'm sure there are many other parallels on both sides of the river. I appreciate your efforts to provide a visual architectural treat.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 04:22:02 PM »
Northern Kentucky really has some great neighborhoods.  Thanks for sharing these.

Yes, it's too bad the heart of Newport has been completely blown out in recent decades.  Newport on the Levee has had some positive effect on neighboring investment, but certainly not to the levels that Newport officials probably had hoped.  If Newport could rebuild their downtown-ish area then it would be an amazing place.  We'll see if Ovation can help in that regard (I'm not holding my breath).

I also noticed many of the homes still had their original stained glass windows-it seems Cincinnati retains fewer of these colorful old windows on its Victorian homes.

I loved those stained glass windows.  Someone once said that a house isn't a home unless it has a stained glass window.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 09:32:22 PM »
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 09:46:41 PM »
AHHHHHHH.  MTS just loves brick homes.  Old brick homes.
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2008, 10:55:48 AM »
Thanks for those. The homes and streetscape are beautiful!
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2008, 07:35:22 PM »
Very nice.  It actually reminds me of Victorian Village or Old Town East in Columbus.

It does. Not exactly in Ohio, but lovely none the less.

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2008, 09:43:09 PM »
Awesome shots, Rando.  Thanks for pushing my neighborhood!
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 03:42:48 PM »
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Hey, I work there!  Absolutely gorgeous house.  Very nice set of pictures!

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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009, 01:31:05 AM »
^And that's in my backyard.  It's actually even prettier from behind, IMO.
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009, 02:00:42 AM »

I loved those stained glass windows.  Someone once said that a house isn't a home unless it has a stained glass window.

Sure he wasn't talking about a church?

Not sure how I missed this thread. Good pics.
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2009, 02:50:19 PM »
I was just in Newport December 30th - January 4th.  I stayed with a friend of mine that lives in the same general area that you took these photographs.  He owns a great home near 8th and Maple.  Newport definitely has some beautiful old homes. 

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2009, 02:50:20 PM »
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Re: Newport's Mansion Hill
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2009, 03:32:58 PM »
UncleRando rules... great shots
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