In the Fall of 2015, grantee Anne Delano Steinert launched Look Here!, a place-based public history installation that featured 70 historic photographs, mounted on city-owned poles, throughout Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Since completing her People’s Liberty project grant, Anne partnered with Renaissance Covington to bring Look Here! to life in Covington’s historic community.
Renaissance Covington is a nonprofit dedicated to positively impacting Covington’s urban core. Working with the community, the Renaissance Covington team transforms public locations into vibrant gathering spaces to serve and enhance the community—a perfect match for Look Here! This is the second neighborhood to host Anne’s installation.
This week, the People’s Liberty team bundled up, tied our laces and set out to walk downtown Covington. Look Here! has 50 historic images in Covington to represent 50 years of the Historic Preservation Act, reaching from the Historic Licking Riverside to MainStrasse and going as far south as The Carnegie and the Cathedral.
Look Here! will be installed in Covington until April, 2017. We recommend taking a walk downtown to understand the past, while acknowledging that 130 years of business and architecture structures have been lost and saved!
Keep your eyes on your neighborhood poles; you never know where Look Here! will pop up next.