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 ALSO: Covington Re-Use Center Salvages Items from Bishop's Mansion

See photos from the demolition below (all pictures by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News):

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D Quixote's picture

Leave it to Walgreens and the Catholic Church to conspire solely for monetary gain at the expense of community values and architectural legacy. Happily, I took my business away from Walgreens as soon as I found out how they were scamming me and Anthem for my meds. As for the Catholic Church, I figured out that con long before they were outed as a criminal sexual predator organization. I'm sure they will both continue to thrive, and what a sad commentary that is on all of us.

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