Photos: Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished
A Building that stood at the corner of Twelfth Street and Madison Avenue for more than 130 years was reduced to a pile of rubble in less than three hours Monday.
The so-called Bishop's Mansion, owned for most of its existence by the Diocese of Covington, was razed to make way for a new Walgreens.
For months, debate raged over whether the property should or could be saved but the Covington City Commission ultimately gave the go-ahead to the store's developers (Covington-based Anchor Properties).
The developers worked closely with preservationists and the city's urban design review board to reach an agreeable design for the new Walgreens.
See photos from the demolition below (all pictures by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News):