The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront is a series of 18 panels depicting the history of Covington, KY from 800 BC through Tall Stacks in 2008, painted on the Covington flood wall and visible from the Roebling Bridge.

The murals were painted by Lafayette, LA-based artist Robert Dafford, working with a team of assistants. Dafford has been painting murals, signs and fine art paintings for 35 years and is one of the most prominent mural artists in the US. His other Kentucky public art commissions include murals in Maysville, Paducah and Catlettsburg.

I don’t want to give too much away, so I’m just sharing details from a few panels. 1805, Kennedy’s Ferry, looking almost like the Anderson Ferry does today:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

1862, Pontoon Bridge:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

1867, Vision and Ingenuity:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

1914, Madison Avenue, Centennial:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

1937 Flood:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

Looking at the flood wall from the Roebling Bridge:

The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

Check out more photos here and here.

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4 thoughts on “The Roebling Murals at the Covington Waterfront

  1. Pingback: Covington, KY in 1939 by John Vachon (Part 1) | Particularly Everything

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