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River Cities Preservation Award Winners Announced

Historic preservation in Northern Kentucky's river cities will be celebrated Wednesday during the 2019 River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards ceremony.

It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at 1001 Monmouth St., a building recently restored by Newport Millennium Housing Corp. and one of this year's award winners.

Covington, Newport, and Bellevue celebrate the awards each May, which is National Historic Preservation Month.

"This annual awards ceremony acknowledges outstanding preservation projects and the efforts of citizens working to rehabilitate and retore our historic buildings," said Scott Clark, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Newport. "All of the river cities have these wonderful historic assets, and historic preservation allows us to hold on to the best qualities of these buildings."

Following are each city' award winners:


Historic Commercial Restoration: 402 Overton St., Clair Canter, Mansion Hill Bridal

Rehabilitation Residential: 938 York Street, Christopher Sampson

Rehabilitation Residential: 54 Parkview Avenue, Simone Kuzma

Tax Credit Renovation: 1001 Monmouth Street, Newport Millennium Housing Corp. III

Historic Rehabilitation: 722 Washington Avenue, Mark Wrench

Adaptive Reuse-Commercial: 1104 Lowell Street, Ken Lewis, New Riff Distillery


Preservation Heroes: Jim and Bev McPhail

Preservation Hero, Stewardship: Diane Witte

Rehabilitation: Natalie Mathis, 323 Lafayette Ave.

Rehabilitation: Allison Kortekamp, 235 Berry Ave.


Exterior Restoration, Mixed-Use: Orleans Development, Bradford Building, 402-422 Scott St.

Exterior Restoration, Commercial: Hub + Weber, Road ID/H Johnson Storage Building, 27-41 W. 8th St.

Rehabilitation, Residential: Stephen and Cari McMurtry, 621 Garrard St.

Rehabilitation, Mixed-Use/Commercial: Toebben Gardiner, 31-33 Pike St.

Parking is available on the street and in the parking lots of the City of at Newport, 998 Monmouth St., and the Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St. Light refreshments will be served during the event.

-Staff report

Image: Rendering of Bradford Building in Covington