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

The John O'Byrne House

 
 
The John O'Byrne House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. The John O'Byrne House Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Built c. 1891

 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 37° 50.567′ N, 87° 35.436′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Main Street south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 North Main Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L&N Bed and Breakfast (within shouting distance of this marker); Prichett House (within shouting distance of this marker); John James Audubon Store Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Husband Edward Kimmel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Planters State Bank
The John O'Byrne House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. The John O'Byrne House Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1937 Flood (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ohio River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Regarding The John O'Byrne House. From the National Register of Historic Places registration form:
John O'Byrne, the builder and original owner/occupant of this residence, formed with partner Joseph Hicks the building firm of O'Byrne and Hicks in 1875. O'Byrne had learned the brick masonry trade from his father, an Irish immigrant. During the late nineteenth century, O'Byrne expanded his business interests in Henderson to include banking and real estate development enterprises. ... At his death in 1955 at the age of ninety-one, O'Byrne was recognized as having been instrumental in the organization of the Henderson Building and Loan Association (the town's first building and loan); director of the Planter's Bank; president of the People's Homestead and Saving Association; president of the Henderson Mining and Manufacturing Company; a member of city council and the tax board; and a builder of many brick homes and commercial buildings in Henderson.

 
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. National Register of Historic Places registration form. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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