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

Since 1842 / Since 1858

 

—The Kentucky School for the Blind —

 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Since 1842 / Since 1858 Marker
Inscription.
Since 1842
The Kentucky School for the Blind, third such state supported school in US. Dr. Samuel G. Howe of Boston, pioneer educator of blind, invited to Kentucky to give public demonstration with his own pupils. Displayed before Ky. Legislature and in Louisville demonstrating they could be trained for useful life, “free from crushing weight of dependence, ever their lot.”

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Since 1858
American Printing House for the Blind, oldest non-profit agency for blind in US and largest publishing house for blind in world. Since 1879, the official school-book printery for all such students in US. The only institution devoted solely to publishing literature and developing and manufacturing manual aids for them.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1336.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.372′ N, 85° 42.865′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue and Stoll Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Frankfort Avenue. Touch for map
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Since 1842 / Since 1858 Marker
. Located in front of the Kentucky School For The Blind. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kentucky School for the Blind (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Heigold Facade (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Edison Butchertown House (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. John’s Evanglical Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lincoln Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kentucky School for the Blind. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Kentucky School for the Blind on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Since 1842 / Since 1858 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Since 1842 / Since 1858 Marker
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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