Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1883 – 1887
“From Seed to Loom”
August 1 – 1883 President Chester A. Arthur opened the Southern Exposition of “Art, Industry and Agriculture.”
The 40 acre grounds extended from Park Ave. to Hill St. and from 4th to 6th Streets. The two story 600’ x 900’ main building, McDonald Bros. and Curtin architects was on the present site of St. James fountain and Belgrave Courts.
The art gallery and promenade were in Central Park, the marvel of the exposition was the lighting of 4600 Edison incandescent light bulbs.
Centennial – August 1983
Erected 1983 by St. James Court Association.
Location. 38° 13.754′ N, 85° 45.783′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of W Magnolia Ave and St. James Court, on the right when traveling east on W Magnolia Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conrad-Caldwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodford R. Porter, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . .
1. The Filson Historical Society, Southern Exposition. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Southern Exposition on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.