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Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Mason Maury Marker
Inscription.  
Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District
This section of Shelby Park neighborhood was laid out ca. 1847. C. P. Moorman, a distiller, built this development in 1884-85. It was made up of Queen Anne rowhouses, detached homes, and commercial buildings. The Moorman development and Italianate residences create a unique enclave in the city of Louisville. Mason Maury, who lived in this area, is credited as the architect.
Mason Maury
1846-1919
A native of Louisville, Maury was known for his use of the “Chicago School” design style. He opened his own office in the early 1880s, and by the end of his career, he was one of the city’s prominent residential and commercial architects. By 1902, Maury had more than 700 buildings to his credit. Among his notable designs are the Kaufman-Straus (1903) and the Louisville Trust Bldg. (1893).
Sponsored by Shelby Park Neighborhood Association

 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2517.)
Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District Marker

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.178′ N, 85° 44.956′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East St. Catherine Street and South Preston Street, on the right when traveling west on East St. Catherine 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. Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Matthew Church / Act of Compassion (approx. ¼ mile away); Shelby Park Neighborhood / Shelby Park Branch Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Presbyterian Community Center (approx. half a mile away); St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) (approx. half a mile away); Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rev. William H. Sheppard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Preston-St. Catherine Street Historic District. National Register of Historic Places registration
Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury Marker
and photographs. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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By Public domain
4. Mason Maury
From The City of Louisville and a Glimpse of Kentucky by Young Ewing Allison.
 
 
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 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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