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Melodye Park

 
 
Melodye Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. Melodye Park Marker
Inscription. (side 1)
Louis Horwitz, a Frankfort resident for forty years, bought land on the Kentucky River in 1935 where he built an extensive park named after his daughter. The nine-acre park was always open to visitors at no charge. For years it was Frankfort's only public park.
Presented by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

(side 2)
Its features included fishponds, picnic tables, gardens, 4,000 roses, fountains, restrooms, boat docks, bathhouses, diving boards, and a man-made waterfall. Two Chinese pagodas were used for dancing, concerts, and movies. Music was piped through the park from the elaborate boathouse. The park was destroyed due to flooding in the 1950s.
 
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2031.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.346′ N, 84° 52.265′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Lawrenceburg Road (Kentucky Route 420) and East Todd Street, on the left when traveling south on Old Lawrenceburg Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Melodye Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. Melodye Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky's Executive Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (approx. mile away); Emma Guy Cromwell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Frankfort Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Winnie A. Scott Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frankfort.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on an extremely dangerous blind curve. I would discourage motorist from pulling over to view it.
 
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Old Lawrenceburg Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. Old Lawrenceburg Rd (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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