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

Early Blacksmith Shop

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Early Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  This historic property has served as a blacksmith shop, wagon making shop and general store. Begun by John and Barbara Bauer in 1870, their businesses flourished here, on a main turnpike to Louisville, and finally in 1918 evolved into the Bauer family restaurant. This building was erected 1868-1869. Renovated in 1984.
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1766.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.855′ N, 85° 40.281′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Brownsboro Road (U.S. 42) east of Mockingbird Gardens Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3612 Brownsboro Road, Louisville KY 40207, 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. Mockingbird Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Early Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Early Blacksmith Shop Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beechland (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fair Grounds 1853-73 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spring Fort Built Before 1782 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Bauer's Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By LoopNet, March 27, 2012
3. Bauer's Restaurant
Bauer's closed in the early 1980's and was succeeded by another restaurant, called Azalea, that also closed. Despite an historic landmark designation, the building ultimately was demolished. A new restaurant now occupies the spot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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