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1721 Dixie Hwy
Covington, Kentucky
Type: Illegal
Status: Closed
Open: 1933, Close: 1952

Originally founded in the 1850's as Rush's Tavern, it had a high cupola on roof which was used as a lookout, especially during 20's prohibition. Enlarged in the 30's to Bill Hill's Lookout House to host dance bands and large gatherings, it was converted by Jimmy Brink in the 40's into a 'premier entertainment center' which also had an illegal gambling club in the back, controlled by midwestern crime organizations. It became a very luxurious establishment presenting top name entertainers and comedians/performers from New York and California - rivaling nearby Beverly Hill Club in Campbell County south of Newport. A state raid in 1951 of the establishment netted 18 arrests and $20,000 worth of gambling equipment. It remained an entertainment center/club until the building was destroyed by fire in 1973. Photo from the 1950's.
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Table Chips (16) [QuickView]
CG108282 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Yellow
Mold: Hub
Logo: (lighthouse)
Catalog#: KYLOK15
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Jimmy Brinks
Lookout House
Covington, KY (1938)
CG206668 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Yellow
Mold: Smkey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK04
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG108280 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: White
Mold: Hub
Logo: (lighthouse)
Catalog#: KYLOK02
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Jimmy Brinks
Lookout House
Covington, KY (1938)
CG108286 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Blue
Mold: S'S
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK10
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG108287 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: White
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK05
Contributed by: Roy Klein

"$1" Denom on front
CG108288 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: White
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK19
Contributed by: Roy Klein

"$1.00" denom on front
CG108281 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Green
Mold: Hub
Logo: (lighthouse)
Catalog#: KYLOK16
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Jimmy Brinks
Lookout House
Covington, KY (1938)
CG108285 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Pink
Mold: S'S
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK11
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG108289 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Pink
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK08
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Denomination on back only
CG108290 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Pink
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK06
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG108283 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Black
Mold: Hub
Inlay: HS-Yellow
Logo: (lighthouse)
Catalog#: KYLOK03
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Jimmy Brinks
Lookout House
Covington, KY (1938)
CG108284 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Black
Mold: S'S
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK12
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG108291 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Yellow / Brown
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS-Gold / Silver
Catalog#: KYLOK07
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG108292 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 4 Black
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK09
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Denomination on back only.
CG108293 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 4 Black
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: HS
Catalog#: KYLOK17
Contributed by: Roy Klein
CG096568 Obsolete
Denom: $50
Issued: 1940s
Last Update: 2018-08-05
Color: Green
Mold: SmKey
Catalog#: KYLOK18
Contributed by: Roy Klein
Slot Tokens (1) [QuickView]
CG109815 Obsolete
Denom: 25¢
Last Update: 2013-07-02
Color: Brass
Mftr: H.C. Kuhnheim
Contributed by: Roy Klein

25 cent brass token. The reverse side has the makers mark for H.C. Kuhnheim, a noted Cincinnati die sinker.
Dice (1) [QuickView]
CG029774 Obsolete
Last Update: 2018-07-02
Color: Red
Contributed by: Jim Steffner

5/8"
Ash Trays (2) [QuickView]
CG174557
Last Update: 2017-11-05
Color: None
Mftr: Clear

Clear ashtray sitting on a white background
CG186667
Last Update: 2017-11-05
Color: None
Mftr: Clear

Artwork is white over red with white ring around art. The words "Covington Kentucky" is much smaller than CG174557
Match Books (14) [QuickView]
CG155681
Last Update: 2016-01-11
Contributed by: Don Lueders
CG155682
Last Update: 2017-10-30
Color: White
Mftr: Lion Matchbook
Contributed by: Don Lueders
CG186139
Last Update: 2017-10-30
Color: Black
Mftr: ?
Contributed by: Jim Steffner
CG209391
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209392
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209393
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209394
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209395
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209396
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209397
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209398
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209399
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209400
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209401
Last Update: 2018-08-29
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
Post Cards (4) [QuickView]
CG174558
Last Update: 2017-01-02
CG209736
Last Update: 2018-08-30
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209737
Last Update: 2018-08-30
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
CG209738
Last Update: 2018-08-30
Contributed by: Ed Hertel
Chip Order Cards (3) [QuickView]
CG260507
Last Update: 2021-02-21
Mftr: Mason
Logo: lighhouse CLUB
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG260508
Last Update: 2021-02-21
Mftr: Mason
Logo: lighhouse CLUB
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG260509
Last Update: 2021-02-21
Mftr: Mason
Logo: lighhouse CLUB
Contributed by: David Sarles
Other Items (1) [QuickView]
CG048861
Last Update: 2018-04-14
Contributed by: Roy Klein

Table advertising cards of coming attractions.
Total Items (42)

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