by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
|William Wright Southgate|
A home believed to be the oldest surviving structure in Covington and commonly believed to be the city's first home is for sale. Built between 1814 and 1820, the Carneal House, named for its first occupant Thomas Carneal, a founder of Covington, is located on Second Street in Historic Licking Riverside. The Italianate-Federalist-style mansion which recently underwent renovation is believed to have welcomed such famous guests as Marquis de Lafayette, Daniel Webster, and President Andrew Jackson. After Carneal died, the home was purchased by William Wright Southgate who represented Covington in Congress. In 1835, Southgate added the largest wing to the house according to Wikipedia. Now fully restored and updated with modern amenities, this is a once-in-a-lifetime real estate opportunity Check out this wonderful video about the property below.