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

The R.C. Tway House

 
 
The R.C. Tway House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
1. The R.C. Tway House Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 38° 13.896′ N, 85° 33.962′ W. Marker is in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Timberwood Circle and Florian Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10235 Timberwood Cir, Louisville KY 40223, 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. Soldier's Retreat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Perryville Prelude (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Nunnlea" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jefferson Marders Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middletown's First Gas Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Benjamin Head House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Henry Frank House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Arterburn House (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
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Historic Resources Inventory card:
The house was built in 1923 for R.C. Tway, president of R.C. Tway Coal Company. Architects were Nevin, Morgan and Wischmeyer, a prominent Louisville architectural firm. This firm also designed the Georgian Revival building for the Pendennis Club and the Colonial Revival Schuster Building, both in Louisville.

The Tway House is architecturally significant as an example of Georgian Revival architecture in Jefferson County. The poured concrete walls and ceilings were an innovative fire-protection measure.…

 
Also see . . .
1. Tway House (PDF). Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory card for the property, the basis for its inclusion on the National Register as part of a large multiple-property submission. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. R. C. Tway. Wikipedia entry on the Louisville business, agricultural and political icon. (Submitted on August 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The R.C. Tway House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
2. The R.C. Tway House Marker
Robert Chester “R.C.” Tway, Sr. (1881-1964) image. Click for full size.
Estelle B. Tway (Public Domain), 1948
3. Robert Chester “R.C.” Tway, Sr. (1881-1964)
He developed land surrounding his house into Plainview Farm, a successful livestock breeding farm that specialized in American Jersey dairy cattle and American Saddlebred horses.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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