Now, after several developments over the course of 2012, the Diocese of Covington has sold the Bishop's Mansion and surrounding property to be razed and redeveloped as a Walgreen's drug store. (Find out more about these developments in the following articles by The River City New's Michael Monks here, here, and here. Also, if you haven't already become a regular follower of the RCN, do it! A great source for all your Covington and NKY news.)
In all honesty, I am a preservationist. Not a rabid, anti-progression or anti-change radical, but, I love old buildings! I also understand the need for new development and that not all old buildings can be saved, including this one, but, let's keep in mind that there is already a Walgreen's located ONE BLOCK NORTH OF THIS PROPOSED LOCATION. Literally, one block. Even if the Bishop's Mansion needed to go, regardless, do we really want a Walgreen's to be the compliment to the Cathedral in this newly redeveloped and prominant gateway area of our city?
Here are some shots of the Bishop's Mansion. I wasn't able to get to it before the fence went up, but, maybe that is more appropriate...