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St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933)

 
 
D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) Marker
Inscription.  
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Parish included a church, convent, rectory and school. Original church cornerstone laid in 1878 at present site. D.X. Murphy designed the larger Gothic Church begun in 1886. Expanded by Fred Erhart in 1927. Parish closed in the 1990s. Restored church served as a catalyst for Shelby Park neighborhood revitalization.
Sponsored by Sojourn Community Church

D.X. Murphy (1853-1933)
Celebrated Louisville architect D.X. (Dennis Xavier) Murphy served as draftsman for Henry Whitestone starting in 1874. In 1881, Murphy continued firm under his name after Whitestone retired. Firm designed iconic twin spires at Churchill Downs, jails, hospitals, schools, homes and businesses. Buried in St. Louis Cemetery.
Sponsored by Studio Kremer Architects

 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2560.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. St. Vincent de Paul Parish Marker
Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.952′ N, 85° 44.49′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South Shelby Street south of Gwendolyn Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1224 South Shelby 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. Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelby Park Neighborhood / Shelby Park Branch Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisville Cotton Mill / Germantown Mill Lofts (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Matthew Church / Act of Compassion (approx. ¼ mile away); Red Cross Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schnitzelburg / Dainty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury (approx. half a mile away); Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) Marker
Former St. Vincent de Paul Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
4. Former St. Vincent de Paul Church
 
 
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 36 times since then and 3 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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