- It was the center of Covington's civic and political life for most of the Victoria Era.
- When the Civil War ended, victorious Union General Ulysses S. Grant was honored at a reception there.
- In 1900, the body of William Goebel, the only U.S. Governor to be assassinated in office, laid in state there as an estimated 10,000 filed past.
- In the 1950s, a roller skating rink filled the second floor ballroom, famous for its 25-foot-high ceiling suspended by a truss system.
- In May 2002, a major fire almost destroyed the entire building and sparked a five year massive renovation.
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