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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Chateauesque Architecture Marker
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Chateauesque Architecture
Alongside the impressive examples of Romanesque, Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Queen Anne, Beaux Arts and Eclectic styles found in Old Louisville is Chateauesque, a rare French-inspired design exemplified by steep-pitched gables, heavy ornamentation & intricate detail. Architects often added Moorish elements & terra-cotta arabesques.

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Gilded Age Mansions
In the late 1800s, Louisville had gained a reputation as the “City of Beautiful Homes” — many of the city’s prominent citizens making their homes on fashionable Third Avenue. The collection of grand mansions and comfortable homes constitutes one of the richest examples of Victorian domestic architecture in the U.S.
1300 South Third St. Assoc. & George Unseld.

 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2166.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition,
Gilded Age Mansions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Gilded Age Mansions Marker
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it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.037′ N, 85° 45.536′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of S 3rd Street and W Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on S 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Filson Historical Society / The Ferguson Mansion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susan Look Avery / Woman's Club of Louisville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan Look Avery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Exposition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conrad-Caldwell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noted School Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920) / Grabfelder-Handy Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Visions / Restoration and Revitalization (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Chateauesque Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Chateauesque Architecture Marker
Gilded Age Mansions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. Gilded Age Mansions Marker
An Example of Chateauesque Architecture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
5. An Example of Chateauesque Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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