This Old House' honors
By Mike Rutledge
"Houses here are beautiful, solid and cheap," touts the television program's Web site. "
Covington Historic Preservation Officer Beth Johnson prefers the word "affordable" rather than cheap, because the homes - many of them constructed with bricks, and many 100-plus years old - were built to last, with both flair and sturdy craftsmanship.
"You can go down a street and see large amounts of intact historic fabric," Johnson said. "You can go block for block and see another beautiful Italianate, then you see a Queen Anne, then you see a
Another big thing is "the people who fill the houses," Johnson said, and the active neighborhood associations "that automatically make you feel welcome, because they're out there talking to you."
You're not just buying a house, she said: "You're buying a neighborhood, and you're buying a great place to live."
"We have a lot of historic buildings, and I think we're beginning to become more and more recognized for that," said Aaron Wolfe-Bertling,
Wolfe-Bertling lives in
While we're at it, don't forget you can Buy This House!