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

Brennan House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Brennan House Marker
Inscription.  Built in the Italianate style by tobacco merchant Francis S. J. Ronald in 1868, it was named for the Thomas Brennan family, who lived here from 1884-1969. A native of Ireland and an inventor, he and his wife, Anna, raised 8 children here. In 1912 an office wing in a Renaissance style was added for their son, Dr. John Brennan. He lived here until his death in 1963.
 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2373.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.888′ N, 85° 45.572′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 5th Street 0.1 miles north of West Broadway (U.S. 150), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 South 5th 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. Campaign to End Racial Segregation in Louisville (about
Brennan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Brennan House Marker
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Boar Cafeteria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sit-in Demonstration Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Merton - (1915-68) / A Revelation (approx. ¼ mile away); Cathedral of the Assumption (approx. ¼ mile away); Mother Catherine Spaulding (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brennan House. From Historic Louisville Guide. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Ronald–Brennan House (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
3. Asset Detail | Ronald-Brennan House. National Register of Historic Places registration and accompanying photographs. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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