Covington is home to some incredibly ornate historic homes and the one we’re looking at today doesn’t disappoint.
The Ashbrook home at 1010 Russell Street, # 16, Covington, is worth seeing. If you like this place enough to buy it, you’re in luck because it’s currently on the market.
William E. Ashbrook, the house’s first owner, was born on Oct. 13, 1820, in Clarke County.
In adulthood Ashbrook bought and sold stock at stockyards and during the Civil War, William managed Covington’s stockyards.
On Nov. 20, 1860, Ashbrook married Mary Owen. The couple had five children and their family moved into an Italianate house which was constructed in the late 1860s. Today that house is the Ashbrook.
Ashbrook later served on the city council for several years and four years as the waterworks commissioner. He was later elected Director of the City National Bank on Jan. 10, 1882.
William Ashbrook died on June 10, 1882, at age 61. Ashbrook’s Will bequeathed the house to his widow, Mary, and their children.
Years after his death, the house served as a lodge meeting place for the Prince Hall Masons. Different families owned the house after the Ashbrook family.
The 5,300-square-foot, three-story, single-family house is on 0.39 square acre and features a two-car garage. There are 13 rooms and six operable fireplaces, all with newer firebrick fireboxes, in the place.
This spacious home has wooden floors, five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms.
The first floor features a spacious foyer, a completely remodeled kitchen with leathered marble countertops, 12-foot ceilings, a hall, and one bedroom.
Ashbrook’s second floor has three bedrooms.
The third floor has one bedroom and a family room.
Its yard is spacious and full of greenery.