As of April 20, 2018, the City has temporarily suspended its historic plaque program as we seek a new source for the manufacture of the plaques. Please contact Christopher Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 292-2171 with any questions.
The City of Covington has an extensive number of historically significant residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial buildings. The City recognizes the increasing value of its historic resources and the impact of their contribution to the community’s pride of place. This architectural heritage is an important asset in the City’s increasing attractiveness to visitors and investors.
The City, in conjunction with concerned citizens, developed the Historic Plaque Program and Historic Register as a way to promote the City’s rich past, recognize the investments made to preserve Covington’s heritage, and provide for a standard method, in the form of a wall mounted metal plaque, to display the significance of contributing structures.
Any structure within the City of Covington that meets one or more of the following criteria is eligible for the program:
- Its value as a reminder of the cultural or archaeological heritage of the city, state, or union.
- Its location as a site of a significant local, state or national event.
- Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the development of the city, state or nation.
- Its identification as the work of a master builder, designer, or architect whose individual work has influenced the development of the city, state or nation.
- Its value as a building that is recognized for the quality of its architecture and that retains sufficient elements showing architectural significance.
- Its characteristic of an architectural style of a period.
(Covington Zoning Code 12.13.07 A-F)