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

"Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses

 
 
"Neighborhood House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. "Neighborhood House" Marker
Inscription.  
"Neighborhood House"
Begun in 1896 as first settlement house in Kentucky. The founders wanted to improve the lives of immigrants and urban residents by offering English and citizenship classes, job skills, public baths, kindergarten, and a playground. Mary Belknap donated Neighborhood House's first permanent site here, 1902. In 1996 this area park was renamed Settlement House Park.

Settlement Houses
Before cities addressed issues such as child labor and housing, settlement houses were started by citizens to provide some relief. Neighborhood House and its sister agencies (Cabbage Patch, Louisville Central, Presbyterian Community Center, & Wesley House) still serve Louisville's urban families with cultural and educational services.
 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1974.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Settlement Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Settlement Houses Marker
38° 15.041′ N, 85° 45.157′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Muhammad Ali Boulevard and South 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on West Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville Medical College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Filson Club / Home of Founder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (approx. ¼ mile away); Sit-in Demonstration Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Sit-In Demonstration Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Merton - (1915-68) / A Revelation (approx. ¼ mile away); Scottish Rite Temple / Grand Consistory of Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Louisville's Neighborhood House in Portland | Education Matters | KET (YouTube). By Kentucky Educational Television. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
"Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. "Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses Marker
Neighborhood House Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
4. Neighborhood House Time Capsule
Located next to the marker, it was placed in 1996 and is to be opened in 2048.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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