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Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills Marker
Inscription.  
Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills
Incorporated in 1882, the Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mill Company produced the most Kentucky Jeans in Louisville. The company created 2.5 million yards of jeans a year. Later, Enro Shirt Company & Ohio Valley Bag & Burlap used the site. Factory designed by architect DJ Williams. Added to National Register of Historic Places 1982.
The Burkhart Company

Kentucky Jeans
Kentucky Jeans were cotton cloth made with finer count yarns, using a twill weave. Kentucky Jeans were coarse and most suitable for work clothing. After the Civil War, Louisville was a hub for cotton processing, with 8 cotton mills by 1905. The expansion of the L&N Railroad supported Louisville’s thriving textile industry.
Shelby Park Neighborhood Association

 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2588.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Kentucky Jeans Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.255′ N, 85° 44.947′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Preston Street and East Kentucky Street, on the right when traveling south on South Preston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 South Preston Street, 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. Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Matthew Church / Act of Compassion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shelby Park Neighborhood / Shelby Park Branch Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Community Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. William H. Sheppard (approx. half a mile away); Louis D. Brandeis Home / Louis D. Brandeis (approx. half a mile away); St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) (approx. half a mile away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills/Kentucky Jeans. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History project. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans Marker
 
 
 
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 33 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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