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

Bashford Manor

 
 
Bashford Manor Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Bashford Manor Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Designed for J. B. Wilder by Henry Whitestone, the residence was built in 1874. Wilder named Bashford Manor after an ancestral home in Maryland. In 1887 George J. Long purchased the farm and turned it into a nationally known racing stable. It was among Kentucky's top thoroughbred horse farms until the horses were sold in 1922.

Three Kentucky Derby winners, Azra (1892), Manuel (1899), and Sir Huon (1906), were born here. The peacock blue and yellow silks were carried by two Derby winners, Azra and Sir Huon. Two Kentucky Oaks, a Preakness, and a Travers winner born on this farm. The barns razed in 1970; the mansion in 1973. Only original carriage house remains.
Presented by The Kentucky Derby Museum.

 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2040.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 
Bashford Manor Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Bashford Manor Marker (Side B)
12.036′ N, 85° 40.116′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bashford Manor Lane and Donard Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in the shopping center parking lot near the entrance road to the WalMart. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Bashford Manor Lane, Louisville KY 40218, 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. Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm (approx. half a mile away); Farmington (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Brothers Speed — Joshua and James (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841 (approx. one mile away); Hayfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Forest Home Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bowman Field (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Bashford Manor Farms home to three Derby winners. From the Courier Journal newspaper. Posted April 10, 2015. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Bashford Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Bashford Manor Marker
Bashford Manor Main House image. Click for full size.
Herald-Post Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives, 1936
4. Bashford Manor Main House
Monument to Bashford Manor's Kentucky Derby winners image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
5. Monument to Bashford Manor's Kentucky Derby winners
Located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   5. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 28, 2021