COVINGTON, KY - 26th STREET AREA
June 1 2010
This alley is just south of 21st, and we're looking west from Howell Street.
Approaching Center Street on the alley. The alley ends across from where the now-defunct Stonewall Street once was.
East on the alley from Center.
This video runs from the end of Center to 19th & Russell. I was disheartened to find that the abandoned stretch of Center was completely overgrown, so I was unable to explore it.
This saved the day! At 26th & Warren, there's a stub of 26th with a ROAD CLOSED sign. It quickly becomes this abandoned road! Although this stretch of 26th looks like a real road in aerial photos from 1956 and 1970, the ROAD CLOSED sign may have already appeared in the background of a news photo from around 1971 - so it's been abandoned about that long. Although the aerials showed Center Street hitting 26th, I found no trace of Center back here.
Abandoned 26th goes up, up, up. This little animal runs all the way to (drum roll, please) Muse Drive - in the tough City Heights housing project.
Abandoned 26th runs through this clearing.
The disused portion of 26th even has a branch that runs here. This appears to have once been some type of athletic court.
A video going back down 26th. We pick up the existing 26th and follow it to Madison Avenue.
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