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The Filson Club / Home of Founder

 
 
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Inscription.  
The Filson Club
Named for John Filson, author of first history of Kentucky, “The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke,” 1784. Founded by Col. Reuben T. Durrett. Formed in his home here May 15, 1884 by: Reuben T. Durrett, George M. Davie, John Mason Brown, Basil W. Duke, Thomas W. Bullitt, Alex P. Humphrey, William Chenault, James S. Pirtle, Richard H. Collins, Thomas Speed.

Home of Founder
Home of Col. Reuben T. Durrett, 1876-1913. Founder of The Filson Club and author of its first publication, in 1884, “John Filson, the First Historian of Kentucky,” and the “Centenary of Kentucky,” 1892. Designed by Henry Whitestone, noted Kentucky architect. Built by Dr. Thomas Edward Wilson and his wife, Caroline Bullitt, after 1856. Later, The Home of the Innocents.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1229.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
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Arts, Letters, MusicFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.891′ N, 85° 45.086′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chestnut Street and South Brook Street, on the right when traveling east on East Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 East Chestnut Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville Medical College (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scottish Rite Temple / Grand Consistory of Kentucky (about 500 feet away); "Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis D. Brandeis Home / Louis D. Brandeis (approx. ¼ mile away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campaign to End Racial Segregation in Louisville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sit-in Demonstration Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reuben T. Durrett (Wikipedia)
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
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. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. History of the Filson Historical Society. From the organization's website. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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By Public domain, 1908
4. Reuben T. Durrett
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By Public domain
5. John Filson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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