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

The Filson Historical Society / The Ferguson Mansion

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. The Filson Historical Society Marker
Inscription.  
The Filson Historical Society
Founded in 1884 and named for John Filson (1753-1788), Kentucky's first historian, this institution collects, preserves, and publishes historical material pertaining to Kentucky and the Ohio Valley. The collections of books, manuscripts, art, photographs, and artifacts help people to connect with the history of the region.

The Ferguson Mansion
Completed in 1905 for businessman Edwin Hite Ferguson (1852-1924), it was the most expensive house in Louisville at the time. It is one of the finest examples of residential Beaux Arts architecture in the city. It was designed by the architectural firm Cobb and Dobb and has been the headquarters of the Filson Historical Society since 1986.
 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1976.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 38° 13.946′ N, 85° 
The Ferguson Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. The Ferguson Mansion Marker
45.557′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (State Road 1020), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville KY 40208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susan Look Avery / Woman's Club of Louisville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions (about 600 feet away); Susan Look Avery (about 600 feet away); Southern Exposition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conrad-Caldwell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920) / Grabfelder-Handy Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Visions / Restoration and Revitalization (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cabbage Patch Settlement (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  The Edwin Hite Ferguson Mansion. Brief history and photographs of the man and his mansion, from the Filson Historical Society collection. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Filson Historical Society / The Ferguson Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. The Filson Historical Society / The Ferguson Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 21 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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