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The Thomas Edison School, listed on the National Register as the Fourth District Elementary School, was built in 1939 and is located in Covington, Kentucky. The Thomas Edison School has been transformed into 26 units of quality, affordable rental housing for families. Funding was awarded in June 2010, construction began in February 2011, and the building was dedicated in January 2012.

From the building’s opening in 1939 until its closing over 70 years later, Thomas Edison Elementary School educated multiple generations of Covington families in its classrooms. Originally built as the Fourth District Elementary School, the school retains its original Art Deco details and charm, including stainless steel railings and proscenium, terrazzo floors, and a linoleum nursery tale mural.

The original classrooms have been carefully and expertly transformed into comfortable apartments which include all modern systems and amenities. The apartments feature high ceilings, abundant light, spacious closets, individually controlled thermostats, and fully equipped kitchens. There are 26 gracious apartments in total with 14 one-bedroom units, 8 two-bedroom units, and 4 three-bedroom units. A furnished Community Room, tenant storage area, and outdoor courtyard serve all residents.

The Edison School Apartments offer convenient, comfortable, and affordable living through financing from the Kentucky Housing Corporation as well as US Bank, The Kentucky Heritage Council, Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation and the City of Covington. Income restrictions apply for all apartments.

Project Features & Amenities

Fully equipped kitchens

Traditional cabinetry

Self-cleaning electric range

Energy Star® dishwasher

Energy Star® frost-free refrigerator

Under-cabinet lighting

On-site laundry facilities

Paddle fans in living areas and bedrooms

Secure tenant storage units

Thermal window system

Original hardwood floors in a number of units

Energy Star® heating and air conditioning system

Abundant natural light

Tall ceiling heights

Window blinds

Individual climate control

Keyless electronic entry

Complete fire suppression system

Cable TV access

High-speed internet access

Cultured marble vanity tops

Convenient on-site parking

Community room

Community playground

Elevator access to all floors





Project made possible by: 

Developer: AU Associates, Inc.

Architect: PCA Architecture, PSC

Contractor: AU Construction, LLC

Financial Assistance provided by:

Community Affordable Equity Corporation

US Bank

Kentucky Housing Corporation

City of Covington

Kentucky Heritage Council