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Covington, Bellevue Seek Historic Buildings for Video Project

The Cities of Covington and Bellevue are looking for historic buildings, residential or commercial, to feature in an upcoming video project. The cities' respective historic preservation offices are hoping to include some in an upcoming educational film project about preservation in Northern Kentucky. Filming would begin in June.

The two cities teamed up in 2011 for a similar effort. That video (which you can view below) was narrated by Nick Clooney. The project won two awards, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Preservation Award (handed out in Covington a week and a half ago), and the National Alliance for Preservation Commission's Excellence in Public Outreach/Advocacy.

Historic homes and commercial buildings in Covington, Newport, and Bellevue are eligible to be included. A new release from the City of Covington indicates that the focus will be on the architecture of Northern Kentucky and the film will cover different types of architecture found in the cities, including Greek Revival, Italiante, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Colonial Revival, Four Squares, and Craftsman/Bungalows. The producers are looking to use real examples in the area and want to encourage everyone that owns a historic building to apply.

"Even if your building isn't in perfect condition, the chances are that you have some aspect worth showing off," said Beth Johnson, Covington's historic preservation officer and project manager for the video. "We want to be able to take a look inside these one hundred-plus year old buildings to show not just the beauty of the interior details but how livable they are." 

If you are interested in submitting your home or building as a candidate for the project, please submit both interior and exterior shots of your home or building to [email protected] no later than May 13 at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Beth Johnson at 859-292-2171. 

See the 2011 video:

From the City of Covington