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

"Nunnlea"

 
 
"Nunnlea" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. "Nunnlea" Marker
Inscription.  Nunnlea was built by Peter Funk ca. 1855 for his daughter Harriet Funk Hise. The grounds include the original brick smokehouse & slave quarters. The side wing and front porch were later additions. Once visited by Pres. Herbert Hoover, it was purchased by the Beautification League of Louisville and Jefferson Co. in 1962 for its headquarters.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2272.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 38° 13.11′ N, 85° 35.127′ W. Marker is in Hurstbourne Acres, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hurstbourne Parkway (State Road 1747) and Hurstbourne Circle, on the right when traveling west on South Hurstbourne Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1940 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville KY 40220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Lutheran Church (approx. half a mile away); Soldier's Retreat (approx.
"Nunnlea" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. "Nunnlea" Marker
1.3 miles away); Restoration Project (approx. 2 miles away); Saint Edward Church (approx. 2 miles away); Trainer and Jockey (approx. 2 miles away); Conrad-Seaton House / Valentine Conrad Pottery (approx. 2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort William / Col. William Christian (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Nunnlea home offers early glimpse of Hurstbourne area. From the Courier Journal newspaper. Posted April 18, 2014. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The "Nunnlea" house image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. The "Nunnlea" house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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