Ashland, Kentucky is a principal city along the Ohio River in Boyd County, with its early growth coming from the development of early mills and foundries in the region. During the 20th century, the region developed into an industrial powerhouse. Ashland was headquarters to Ashland Oil, which later became Ashland Inc., and was also home to Armco’s Ashland Works, Allied Chemical & Dye Company Semet-Solvay Division, and several other mills and operations, and the immense wealth that was created led to a stable middle class developing in the city.
The Bath Avenue Historic District stretches from 13th to 17th Streets along Bath Avenue. The architectural style is mostly late Victorian and late 19th- and early 20th-century revivals, with periods of significance in 1856, 1877 and 1905. Other photographs from Montgomery Street and various side roads are included.
Central Park is the largest park in Ashland, and is 47 acres large with over 1,100 trees. It was sold to the city by the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company for $32,500 in 1900. It consisted of a horse-racing track until August 1923.