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Get a Look Inside Remodeled Shotgun Houses & See a Movie

Five dilapidated shotgun houses in Covington's Westside neighborhood are available for tours on Thursday -- and what a sight: All five have been transformed into modern, attractive living spaces.

The Center for Great Neighborhoods developed the project, dubbed Shotgun Row, and is marketing the properties as artist live-work spaces. The first completed renovation was showed off during a special event in December last year. The project was also the subject of a video released in the spring.

You can get a glimpse inside the homes on Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m.

The event coincides with the Awesome Collective of Covington's Pie and a Double Feature event. 

To celebrate the group’s third birthday, the Awesome Collective of Covington (AC) is throwing a party – and dishing out free pie – in Orchard Park on Thursday, September 25 from 6 - 9 p.m.

The event, which will be held in the vacant Grow the Cov lot at Orchard and Locust Street, will feature a free screening of two short films, pie from local bakeries, refreshments and popcorn, music, free screen printing, activities for kids, and a backyard sustainability workshop hosted by Keep Covington Beautiful and Sanitation District 1.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and the first of two films will begin at 8 p.m.

The first movie, Index of Awesome, was created by the AC last year and features several Covington businesses and organizations that were selected to be a part of the project by the public through an online poll.

The second film shows off Shotgun Row.

As part of the celebration, the Center for Great Neighborhoods will host an open house across the street on Orchard beginning at 5 p.m. and has invited the public to tour a few of the homes on Shotgun Row. Wine, snacks, and other refreshments will be provided and the tours will run until 8 p.m.

Other partners expected to attend the celebration include COV200, Grow the Cov, the Covington Farmers Market, and Westside Action Coalition, among others.

-Staff report

Photo: Shotgun houses before the renovation/RCN file