Senator Richard P. Ernst (1858-1934) / Ernst Mansion

Garrard Street, Covington, Kentucky


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in July 2013



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"Born in Covington, Ernst was a lawyer, banker, philanthropist, & women’s-rights proponent. Leader of the Covington YMCA for 42 years, he was a member of the Kenton Co. Bar Assoc. & Industrial Club. U.S. Senator, 1921-1927. Camp Ernst founder. Died in Baltimore 1934, interred Highland Cem., Fort Mitchell, Ky. (Reverse) Built for the John Matson family c. 1890, the mansion was the residence of Sen. Richard Pretlow Ernst, 1906-1934. A brick version of Richard Shaw’s Queen Anne with High Victorian Gothic or Neo-Grec elements. Home served as the Flannery Hotel, 1937-1975. Placed on National Register of Historic Places 1975; renovated 1982."

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 9, 2013: Added by Bill Eichelberger