Emery–Price Historic District

The Emery-Price Historic District contains 134 structures along or part of 13 blocks of downtown Covington, Kentucky.  Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1987, these structures represent late 19th and 20th Century Colonial Revival, Mid 19th Century Revival, Exotic Revival, and Victorian architecture. The district has been the center of Covington’s African-American community, known as the Eastside neighborhood, housing many of the city’s prominent black citizens since the late 19th century.

One of the community’s major leaders was the Reverend Jacob Price (1839-1923) who helped establish several churches in the area and promoted black education, civil rights, and commerce.  The former Jacob Price Homes on the eastern edge of the district were named in his honor.  The Lincoln-Grant School was a major African-American institution in the 20th century in Covington, and still stands on Greenup Street.  The three-story Art Deco building’s period of significance spans from 1931 through 1966.

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