East Row Historic District

The beautiful, tree-lined streets of East Row Historic District set the stage for lovingly-maintained historic homes. The district was created by joining two of Newport’s Victorian-era neighborhoods, Mansion Hill and Gateway, to include 1,070 houses, making it the second largest historic district in Kentucky. In fact, all the buildings in East Row have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tucked among the lovely homes are businesses, such as the Yoga Bar and Katharina’s Café’-Konditerei. A fun new mural has recently been completed on the back of the building on E. 8th & Robert Streets. The neighborhood also has a swim club and dog park. The charm of East Row has drawn together a friendly, diverse community of residents who love their Newport lifestyle.

Katharina’s Cafe

East Row Restaurants and Bars

  • Newberry Bros. Coffee/Prohibition Bourbon Bar
  • Pompilio’s Italian Restaurant
  • Katharina’s Cafe-Konditorei
  • Coach’s Corner
  • Crazy Fox Saloon
  • Liar’s Club

Places of Interest

Neighborhood Foundations Houses

These properties are all being remodeled as affordable housing and are worth a look!

  • 217 Forrest St.: Built in 1884, this is a one-story, 1390 sft. single family home with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • 224 Forrest St.: This 900 sft. home was built in 1904 and has one bedroom and one bathroom.
  • 226 Forrest St.: Similar to its next door neighbor. this home was built in 1904 and has one bedroom and one bathroom.

The Vendome

The building at 841 Washington was once home to the Vendome, a hotel of sorts that hosted performers at the Beverly Hills Supper Club. Some of their famous guests included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe. It is now a bed and breakfast.

Alhambra Tile

The building at 416 E. 10th St. was once the manufacturing facility for Alhambra Tile, a Newport company that made tiles similar to Rookwood Tiles.

Southgate House

Located at 111 E. 6th Street, this former Episcopal church was built in 1866, just after the civil war. It now houses Southgate House Revival, an event space and venue for live music.