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

City of Audubon Park / A Natural Garden Spot

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. City of Audubon Park Marker
Inscription.  
City of Audubon Park
The city was built on land granted to Col. William Preston in 1773 for service in French and Indian War. Its residential development (1912-45) proceeded from Audubon Country Club's incorporation, 1908. Credit is given to James L. Smyser of Audubon Realty Co. as “Father of Audubon Park” for his vision and promotion of this area.
Presented by City of Audubon Park.

A Natural Garden Spot
To give Audubon Park the best features of both country and city life, N. Y. developer Clifford B. Harmon was hired. Naming of the park after naturalist John James Audubon reflected Back-to-Nature Movement in land use of early 20th century. Its shaded streets with planned green spaces, fresh air, and high ground made the park a place of permanent recreation.
 
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1996.)
 
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
2. A Natural Garden Spot Marker
Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.186′ N, 85° 44.046′ W. Marker is in Audubon Park, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Audubon Parkway and Robin Road, on the right when traveling east on Audubon Parkway. Marker is located in traffic island not shown on some mapping applications. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tom Moore Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Mulberry Hill / Mulberry Hill (approx. one mile away); Grotto & Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Zachary Taylor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Louisville Cemetery / William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roscoe Goose House / Golden Goose, 1891-1971 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Founding of Jefferson Seminary (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Audubon Park
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. City of Audubon Park / A Natural Garden Spot Marker
. From city website. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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