Holmes High School

25th St. & Madison Ave., Covington, KY

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"Holmes is one of Kentucky's earliest tax-supported, coeducational, public high schools. It was founded as Covington High School in 1853, at Scott and 11th Sts. Present name adopted when moved to this site. Campus is former estate of New Orleans merchant, Daniel Henry Holmes, and site of Union Army activity during Civil War. Over. Presented by Holmes High School PTA.

(Reverse) Holmes Dale Estate - Holmes Castle, home of Daniel Henry Holmes, erected here in 1866. His son, Daniel Henry, Jr., was noted 19th century poet. The 32-room, English-Gothic manor was acquired by Covington Board of Education; from 1919-36 the mansion was part of Holmes High School. In 1936, it was razed and replaced by a new administration building. Over. Presented by Holmes High School PTA."

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  • January 1, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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