After you grab a coffee from The Square Perk on Covington’s square, make sure you check out the neighboring antique store, Churchstreet Antique Market. Not only does this antique store have amazing wares, but it also has an interesting backstory.
When visiting the Churchstreet Antique Market you’re sure to find something unexpected. The old Hollywood jewelry might catch your eye as you walk into the building. These ginormous glittering jewels are sure to make anyone stop who passes by them.
Maybe you’re more the movie going type. If so, they have a section dedicated to the many different movies that have been filmed in Covington. They have a chair that was used in The Dukes of Hazard, many of the costumes from In the Heat of the Night, and much more movie memorabilia. No matter what your taste is the Church Street Antique Market is sure to have something that will fit your fancy.
However, I think when you visit you will see that the history of the building is the most exciting part. The owners of the antique market know a lot about the vast history of the building. The building once was an old-time bowling alley. In fact, if you visit and head towards the back of the store, you can still see the old lanes and pin holders. The owners felt it was important to keep the original floors in because they were part of the history of the building.
The Churchstreet Antique Market has not only been located on Church St. in Covington. It was originally in an old hardware store that used to embalm people in the basement. That’s where the owners originally met the ghost of Churchstreet Antiques. They say the ghost followed them from their old store to their new store. Since the move, many guests of the store have reported feeling the presence of the ghost in the back of the store. The owners also say the ghost is associated with a flowery smell which you can sometimes smell in the store.
Whether you’re a ghost hunter looking for a thrill, a shopper looking for a unique antique, or you just want to learn more about the history of Covington, the Churchstreet antique store is an exciting place to visit. With its personable owners, visiting will only brighten your day.