Historic buildings on statewide tour

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The Porter-Fallis-Lovell house

 

COVINGTON, Ky. - Two of Covington’s historic structures will be open to the public this weekend as part of statewide celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. 

The Porter-Fallis-Lovell House at 412 E. Second St. and the Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center campus at 620 Greenup St. will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
 
The Baker-Hunt tour is free; the Porter-Fallis-Lovell tour will cost $15 at the door as a donation to the Historic Licking-Riverside Civic Association.
 
“These two sites are among the treasure trove of incredible architecture in Covington, and this is an opportunity for people across the state to explore these places in person,” said Christopher Myers, the City of Covington’s preservation and planning specialist.
 
“You can see from the street how beautiful they are. But now you can get inside and see the wonderful details up close and in person,” said Myers, who will be directing visitors during the tours.
 
The tours are part of Tour120, a statewide tourism heritage program launched this weekend by the nonprofit group Preservation Kentucky. Nineteen counties are participating in the program.
 
The Tour120 website, seen HERE, features profiles of each building.
 
According to those profiles: 
  • The buildings on the Baker-Hunt campus, which is about 3 acres, were built in about 1820, 1840, and 1922. The Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center was founded in 1922 to ensure that art and culture would always be available in Covington. 
  • The Porter-Fallis-Lovell house was built in the early 1850s. It’s of Italianate Tuscan Villa style. 
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