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Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920) / Grabfelder-Handy Mansion

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Samuel Grabfelder Marker
Inscription.  
Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920)
Born in Rehweiler, Bavaria, his family moved to Louisville in 1857. He attended Louisville (Male) H.S. then went to work in the wholesale liquor trade. In 1871 he married Cordelia Griff and, in 1879, began S. Grabfelder & Co. Whiskey, which was located on W. Main St., known as “Whiskey Row.” He was donor to Jewish hospitals and charities. Buried: Salem Fields, Brooklyn, NY.

Grabfelder-Handy Mansion
Architect William Dodd designed the home for Grabfelder in Beaux Arts classical style. It was constructed from 1896-1900. Converted into apartments in the 1950s, it was renovated back into a single-family home in 1973. Dodd also designed Ferguson Mansion, Louisville Trust, & old Stewart’s Bldg. in Louisville. He moved to Los Angeles in 1912.
Presented by Reba and Hon. Benny Handy

 
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2504.)
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Grabfelder-Handy Mansion Marker
ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.649′ N, 85° 45.607′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1442 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. Visions / Restoration and Revitalization (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Exposition (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conrad-Caldwell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cabbage Patch Settlement (approx. ¼ mile away); Susan Look Avery / Woman's Club of Louisville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louisville Girls High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Susan Look Avery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Filson Historical Society / The Ferguson Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Sam Grabfelder and a Distillery of His Own. From Those Pre-Pro Whiskey Men! blog. Posted November 8, 2012. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920) / Grabfelder-Handy Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Samuel Grabfelder (1846-1920) / Grabfelder-Handy Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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