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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conrad-Caldwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions First Unitarian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Denison Prentice (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sit-In Demonstration Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel (approx. 1½ miles away); Cathedral of the Assumption (approx. 1.6 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 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.