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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Marker
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Harrods Creek — 2500 — The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home
The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Located at Harrod's Creek, this was the only institution in Kentucky founded for Union Civil War veterans. It was proposed by the J. T. Boyle Post No. 109 of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chartered in 1890, it opened . . . — Map (db m104117) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2205 — "Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party
"Bloody Monday" Election day, Aug. 6, 1855, known as Bloody Monday due to riots led by "Know-Nothing" mobs. This political party was anti-Catholic and nativist. Attacks on German immigrants east of downtown and Irish in the west caused at least . . . — Map (db m25914) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Al J. Schneider
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Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Anne M. Braden(1924-2006)
Journalist and nationally known civil rights activist, Anne Braden was a key leader in the struggle for racial justice from the 1950s until her death. Although she and her husband, Carl, were once considered the most hated couple in Louisville, she . . . — Map (db m114970) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville The Belle of Louisville, built in Pittsburgh in 1914, is the oldest continuously operating steamboat in the U.S. Warfboat LSS#10 is the only remaining inland Coast Guard Station in the U.S. Both were designated National . . . — Map (db m104255) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville The Belle of Louisville was built (by the James Rees & Sons Company) in Pittsburgh in 1914 and commissioned the Idlewild. She first operated as a ferry at Memphis carrying passengers, freight, farm produce and . . . — Map (db m104307) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1664 — Birth of Truth In Advertising
The Associated Advertising Clubs of America met at Galt House, on this site, for their fifth annual convention, 1909. Led by Samuel C. Dobbs, the convention took united action to challenge false advertising. This stand began concept of the Better . . . — Map (db m100781) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Captain John F. Gilooly
Captain John F. Gilooly Louisville’s most famous life saver at the Falls of the Ohio, Captain John F. (Jack) Gilooly (1855 - 1926), assisted in or effected the saving of 6,312 persons, property valued at $5,500,00, and recovery of 400 bodies of . . . — Map (db m104256) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1639 — Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption Parish first gathered in 1805; founded by Father Stephen Badin, the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in U.S. Congregation moved to this site, 1830. In mid-1830s Catherine Spalding founded orphanage and academy here. . . . — Map (db m104485) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2478 — Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary
Catherine Spalding Co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ky., she wrote that the orphanage was “the only place on earth to which my heart clings.” Catherine loved and nurtured hundreds of children and it was said that . . . — Map (db m104471) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2166 — Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions
Chateauesque Architecture Alongside the impressive examples of Romanesque, Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Queen Anne, Beaux Arts and Eclectic styles found in Old Louisville is Chateauesque, a rare French-inspired design exemplified by steep-pitched . . . — Map (db m104872) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2255 — Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs Home of the Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in America, for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. Aristides, owned by H.P. McGrath & ridden by black jockey Oliver Lewis, Warren the 1st Derby in 1875. Meriwether Lewis . . . — Map (db m104873) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1697 — City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse
City and County Named Louisville, at the Falls of the Ohio, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Site first served as a military outpost; the city which developed was named for Louis XVI. Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided in 1780 into . . . — Map (db m104581) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2426 — Conrad-Caldwell House
Conrad-Caldwell House Theophilus Conrad, tannery owner, built this home 1893-95. Designed by Clarke & Loomis architects in Richardsonian Romanesque style. After Conrad’s death in 1905, the house was sold to William Caldwell, maker of wooden and . . . — Map (db m104875) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse Louisville Water Company opened the Crescent Hill Reservoir in December 1879. Crews removed tons of dirt and rock to create a 110-million gallon basin that allowed sediment to settle from the Ohio River water. . . . — Map (db m104423) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects — Bourbon District Historic Site 429 west
Louisville architect Dennis Xavier Murphy inherited a thriving architectural firm from Henry Whitestone and solidified it as a preeminent de firm in the growing city. The firm was well-known for its design of the Galt House Hotel; the grandstand . . . — Map (db m104372) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr.(1899-1989)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Parrish joined the faculty of Simmons University in 1921 and moved to Louisville Municipal College, the black branch of the University of Louisville, in 1931. In 1951, when the University of Louisville desegregated and . . . — Map (db m114910) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Eleanor Young Love(1922-2006)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Love became the first black librarian at the University of Kentucky in 1955 and, a decade later, became the first director of Project Upward Bound and an assistant dean at the University of Louisville. A faculty member in . . . — Map (db m114913) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr.(September 8, 1949-January 5, 2013)
Author and historian, Dr. Hudson served as Chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies and in 2005 became permanent Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hudson was a scholar in global African ancestry, inter-cultural education, . . . — Map (db m114934) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr(1929-2010)
Scholar, educator and activist, Dr. McMillan graduated from the University of Louisville in 1950. After a successful career as a public school educator in Michigan, Dr. McMillan returned to the University in 1976 as an assistant provost, professor . . . — Map (db m115018) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Rufus E. Clement(1900-1967)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Clement served as the first dean of Louisville Municipal College, the segregated branch of the University of Louisville, from 1931 to 1937. Under his leadership, Municipal attracted an extremely strong faculty and soon . . . — Map (db m115014) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2133 — Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor
Enid Yandell (1869-1934) Challenged the role of women in the art world as a renowned sculptor. Born 1869 in Louisville and graduated Cinn. Art Acad. in 1899. Gained prominence sculpting caryatids for Woman's Building at 1893 World's Columbian . . . — Map (db m101765) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Evan WilliamsKentucky’s 1st Distiller
Evan Williams Kentucky’s 1st Distiller Arrived in Ky. as early as 1781. Williams was picked in 1797 to serve on Louisville’s first elected Board of Trustees and was appointed Harbor Master for Port of Louisville same year. He was also major . . . — Map (db m104367) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2445 — Evan Williams1755-1810
Evan Williams 1755-1810 A native of Wales, Williams came to Kentucky around 1780. In 1783, he built his distillery on the banks of the Ohio River, distilling whiskey from corn on the east side of what is now 5th Street.it is said to have been the . . . — Map (db m104373) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2317 — Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse
Filtration Plant In the late 1800s, Louisville Water Company pioneered research in the filtration of drinking water. The Crescent Hill Filtration Plant opened in July 1909 as a result of the work of Chief Engineer Charles Hermany & George Warren . . . — Map (db m104418) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — First Louisville Slugger Bat
First Louisville Slugger Bat Site of J.F. Hillerich carpentry shop, 1875-1901. In 1894, J.F.’s son, J.A. “Bud” Hillerich, attended a Louisville Eclipse major league baseball game. After star player Pete Browning broke his bat, Hillerich . . . — Map (db m103523) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
First Unitarian Church Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time . . . — Map (db m104729) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Fort Nelson Park
( left plaque ) Fort Nelson was the third pioneer settlement in Louisville and dates from 1782. The first was Corn Island (1778) and the second was Fort-On-Shore (1779) sited near 12th and Rowan Streets. Fort Nelson was named after the . . . — Map (db m104416) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — General George Rogers Clark
General George Rogers Clark by Felix W. de Weldon A Gift to the People of Louisville by the Hillman-Hopkins Family ( inscribed in the stones on the terrace ) In the spring of 1778, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark led a small flotilla . . . — Map (db m104250) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — George Denison Prentice
George Denison Prentice (1802-1870) was a controversial figure in Louisville history. Born in Connecticut, educated at Brown, University Prentice taught school, and studied both law and medicine before embarking on a career in journalism. Henry . . . — Map (db m104728) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1753 — George Rogers Clark(1752-1818)
Side 1 After fall of Ruddle's and Martin's stations, Clark led expeditions against Indians in 1780 and 1782. In later years Clark was plagued by poor health and war debts incurred for his country. He died at Locust Grove, his sister's home. . . . — Map (db m100711) HM WM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark 1752 — 1818 Soldier, Patriot Founder Of Louisville Founder Of Kentucky Conqueror Of Our First Great West From The Alleghany Mountains To The Mississippi River A Son Of Virginia A Gallant Gentleman And . . . — Map (db m104489) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2086 — George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove
George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove George Rogers Clark moved to Locust Grove in 1809 following amputation of his right leg. He lived here with his sister Lucy and her husband William Croghan until Clark's death in 1818. Clark recognized by . . . — Map (db m101463) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1778 — Grave of Steamboat Captain
Mary M. Miller of Louisville, a pioneer among women, was issued license as master of a steamboat on inland waters, Feb. 16, 1884, in New Orleans. License authorized her to navigate waters of Ouachita, Mississippi, Red, and other western rivers. She . . . — Map (db m68597) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1899 — Irene Dunne (1898-1990)
Irene Dunne (1898-1990) Born in Louisville, this actress appeared on Broadway in 1920s and then starred in forty-one comedy, dramatic, and musical films of the 1930s and 40s. nominated five times for an Academy Award. Her noted films included . . . — Map (db m104253) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1441 — Jefferson County
One of three original counties formed when Kentucky Co.,Virginia, was divided by Va. Act in 1780. Other 2 counties were Lincoln and Fayette. Jefferson included 19 present-day counties; parts of 11 others. By 1811 reduced to present noundaries. . . . — Map (db m104488) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL JUNE 25, 1950 - North Korean Communist troops crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea. Within days, the South Korean capital of Seoul fell into Communist hands. SEPTEMBER 15, 1950 - Allied troops make very . . . — Map (db m35357) WM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2072 — Kentucky Fugitives to Canada
Thornton and Lucie (also called Ruthy) Blackburn were slaves in Louisville, 1830-31. Thornton was hired out to Wurts and Reinhard's store at 4th and Main. When Lucie was sold to Virgil McKnight, the two escaped by steamboat. They were claimed two . . . — Map (db m70442) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial
Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial ( east side ) The Medal of Honor America’s highest award for combat valor, the Medal of Honor is presented to armed forces personnel who risked – and often gave – their lives in service . . . — Map (db m104487) WM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Kentucky School for the Blind
Founded on May 9, 1842, the Kentucky School for the Blind became the sixth school for the blind in the United States. The Kentucky Legislature approved the founding of the school by charter on February 5, 1842. Two of the most important . . . — Map (db m104467) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2119 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York
(1st Side) This enslaved African American who lived most of his life in Louisville, went on Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific, 1803-6. York was the first African American to cross the U.S. coast to coast and made important . . . — Map (db m70385) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Life Saving Station 10
Life Saving Station 10 Life-saving stations, established by the Life-Saving Service, precursor to today's Coast Guard, were set up by the Federal Government along the western rivers in 1881 to provide aid to endangered river travelers. Louisville . . . — Map (db m104309) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Lincoln Memorial — Louisville, Kentucky
( first panel ) Abraham Lincoln, his hand and pen He will be good but God knows when. Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1826-26 Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky dedicates this . . . — Map (db m104174) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Lincoln’s Ties To Kentucky — The Lincoln Heritage Trail
1809   Abraham Lincoln born at Sinking Spring farm, in present-day Larue County, Kentucky. 1816   Lincoln family moved from Kentucky. 1841   Abraham Lincoln visited his friend Joshua Speed at Farmington, the Speed family plantation, in . . . — Map (db m104172) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louis XVI
Louis XVI 1754 – 1793 King of France 1774 – 1793 This city was named Louisville in 1780 because of his support of the American Colonies in the Revolutionary War. The statue, sculptured by Valois in 1827, was given to Louisville . . . — Map (db m104582) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louisville Firefighters Memorial
“This Memorial Is Dedicated To The Firefighters Who Have Fallen In The Line Of Duty” ( fire fighters ) Jack Hunt Oct 12, 1874 · Joseph Connell Nov 13, 1886 · Nicholas Lawrence Jan 31, 1888 · Dennis Hamilton Feb 17, . . . — Map (db m104724) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial
Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Given Their Lives In The Line Of Duty John O’Connell LPD July 8, 1869 · Edward Burne LPD July 4, 1895 · Theodore Bossung LPD November 15, 1907 · William Murphy, LPD . . . — Map (db m104726) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louisville Water Works
Louisville Water Works Corner Stone of Engine House Laid September 6, 1858 Water Supplied to the City October 16, 1860 A. Harris, President D.S. Benedict · J.S. Lithgow · B.J. Adams · William Inman Directors T.R. Scowden, Chief . . . — Map (db m104118) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louisville Wharf During The Civil War Years
Louisville Wharf During the Civil War Years Evolving from the primitive landing of Louisville’s earliest days, the wharf had become a cobblestoned center of city life by the mid-1820s. By the 1850's, as many as 20 steamboats a day arrived and . . . — Map (db m104311) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Mayor Andrew Broaddus
Mayor Andrew Broaddus Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Posseeses National Significance In Commemorating The History of the United States of America 1989 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m104308) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Mother Catherine Spaulding
Beginning in 1831, Mother Catherine Spalding was the vital leader in forming what we now refer to today as "Compassionate Louisville” initiating groundbreaking programs in education, health care, and social service. Downtown Louisville is . . . — Map (db m104486) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2134 — Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Born in 1899, Walls fought to end segregation in public housing, city libraries, and local Girl Scouts. Walls led the movement that intergrated Girl Scout programs and camps by 1956. She was the first . . . — Map (db m104727) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2325 — Pennsylvania Run Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Started by Presbyterian families who came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky in the 1780s. The first church was a log structure built in the 1790s. The present church was built in 1840. It is one of few churches that survived from 19th century and is one . . . — Map (db m35348) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 548 — Perryville Prelude
Two largest skirmishes of Civil War in Jefferson County occurred here Sept. 27 and 30, 1862. CSA forces, already in control of the State Capital, were threatening Louisville. In first clash the Confederates were driven back to Floyds Fork. Three . . . — Map (db m26316) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1312 — Portland / Our Lady Church
French immigrants established a community here in 1806. In 1814 it was surveyed and platted. By 1837 it was incorporated as a suburb of Louisville. It was an early port and boatbuilding center - 41 steamers had been built by 1855. Portland was site . . . — Map (db m68536) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2412 — Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel
Rotary Club of Louisville First Rotary Club in Ky. and 45th in the world. First met on July 26, 1912 and then weekly at the Henry Watterson Hotel from 1912-1924. The Rotary’s servicetheme led to creation of Ky. Soc. for Crippled Children. At . . . — Map (db m104472) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897
Front Erected 1897 by Ky. Div. of League of American Wheelmen to honor cycling pioneer A.D. Ruff (1827-96) of Owingsville, Ky. The League's oldest member, he had bicycled to Yellowstone National Park in 1893. Marble fountain and stone . . . — Map (db m26329) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2162 — Schnitzelburg / Dainty
Schnitzelburg

Once part of Germantown, area’s growth occurred after completion of 1891 Goss-Texas Ave. streetcar loop. Part of Alexander Spotswood 1000~acre land grant; region platted 1866 by D.H. Meriwether. Landmarks include Louisville . . . — Map (db m124965) HM

Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1949 — Second African Baptist Church
Side 1 Second African Baptist Church, now Green Street Baptist Church, was formally organized here, Sept. 29, 1844. As was usual in the years of slavery, the founding members had the sponsorship of a protection committee, appointed by First . . . — Map (db m103608) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1336 — Since 1842 / Since 1858 — The Kentucky School for the Blind
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 . . . — Map (db m104425) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Sit-In Demonstration Site
Sit-In Demonstration Site Blue Boar Cafeteria 644 South Fourth Street 410 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. (formerly Walnut Street) One of two Blue Boar Cafeterias was located at this site. Blue Boar was part of a regional chain that primarily . . . — Map (db m104473) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1996 — Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site
Slave Trading In Louisville By the 1850s, Kentucky was annually exporting between 2500 and 4000 of its slaves down river to the large plantations further south. To prevent runaways, traders operating near the Ohio River kept slaves shackled . . . — Map (db m104173) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1989 — Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens
Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky Ky.'s 1792 Constitution continued legalized enslavement of blacks in the new state; 1800 tax lists show 40,000 slaves. U.S. banned African slave trade in 1808 but selling of men, women and children in South . . . — Map (db m103609) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Southern Exposition
Southern Exposition 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 . . . — Map (db m104876) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1546 — St. John’s Evanglical Church
St. John’s Evanglical Church German congregation founded, 1843. The first local church to join Evangelical Church Society of the West, 1856, pioneer of Evangelical Synod of North America. Hosted first general conference of Society 1859, at church . . . — Map (db m104470) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument
The 32nd Indiana at the Battle of Rowletts Station On December 17, 1861, the "1st German" 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel August Willich, fought Confederate cavalry, infantry and artillery units south of . . . — Map (db m29483) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — The Columbia Building — Bourbon District Historic Site 401 west
For a decade after it was completed in 1890, the Columbia Building anchored the northwest corner of Fourth and Main Streets and was the tallest building in the city, matching the height of the world's tallest skyscraper, the Chicago Home Insurance . . . — Map (db m104370) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 22 — The Discovery of the Ohio River
In A.D. 1669 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle, commissioned by the French officials of Louis XIV at Quebec, seeking a water route to China and Japan, guided by an Indian and accompanied by a party in canoes, descended this river, called by the . . . — Map (db m126434) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 535 — The Galt House
A world-famed inn operated here from 1835 until it burned in 1865. Host to notables, such as author Charles Dickens, it was scene of assassination of USA Gen. Wm. Nelson, Sept. 1862, by USA Gen. J.C. Davis. Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to . . . — Map (db m39350) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — The Heigold Facade
The Heigold Facade Christian Heigold, a German immigrant and stonecutter, came to Louisville sometime prior to 1850, and in 1857 he built his home at 264 Marion Street in an area known as the Point. This was a period of unrest and attacks on . . . — Map (db m104120) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778
The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778. A group of pioneers, under the military protection of General George Rogers Clark, made the original settlement of the town of Louisville in May, 1778 on Corn Island, then about one hundred fifty . . . — Map (db m104417) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Thelma French Schneider
Columbia Building Cornerstone Thelma French Schneider Is an example for all young people of today that anything can be accomplished with hard work and determination. In 1928 her first job was at this site when it was known as the Columbia . . . — Map (db m104371) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — They Paid For Peace
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Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1713 — Thomas Edison Butchertown House
Thomas Edison Butchertown House Edison (1847-1931) rented a room in this house. As a young man he conducted experiments, often all night, then walked to his job as a telegraph operator at 58 West Main Street. Experimenting at work, he spilled . . . — Map (db m104469) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Thomas Jefferson Memorial
( inscribed around the base ) This monument to Thomas Jefferson was presented to the people of Kentucky July 4 1900 by Isaac W and Bernard Bernheim to perpetuate the teachings and examples of the Founders of the Republic ( . . . — Map (db m104579) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Tom Moore Memorial1934-2001
Right Side Each August, Freedom Hall hosts the World Championship Horse show for American Saddlebreds, tracing its Kentucky Heritage from the birth of our nation. This breed and the industry surrounding it, now represents a major economic . . . — Map (db m115152) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — U.S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville
U. S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville From November, 1942 - November, 1944, 134 Coast Guard temporary reservists conducted continuous river patrols from this station. Led by Lt. J.C. Theobald And Lt. (J.G.) W.T. Duvall, this . . . — Map (db m104310) HM WM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1681 — Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era
James Monroe June 1819 Andrew Jackson June 1819 Alexis de Tocqueville December 1831 Washington Irving September 1832 Abraham Lincoln September 1841 Charles Dickens April 1842 Walt Whitman February 1848 Ralph Waldo Emerson June 1850 . . . — Map (db m83929) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2505 — Water Filtration Experiments
Water Filtration Experiments On this site, 1895-1897, George Warren Fuller, now known as "the father of sanitary engineering,” conducted the first scientific testing of water filtration. For a year, four companies tested filter devices to . . . — Map (db m104119) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1689 — Water Works Pumping StationWater Tower
~Front~ Louisville Water Co. incorporated in 1854. Its first pumping station, in Classical Revival style, blends beauty and utility. The classic structures were designed and built by Theodore R. Scowden and his assistant, Charles Hermany. . . . — Map (db m71979) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2258 — William Clark (1770-1838) / Lewis And Clark In Kentucky Louisville
William Clark (1770-1838) Born in Va.; bro. of Geo. Rogers Clark; came here in 1785, in Ky. Militia & US Army, where he met Meriwether Lewis. Together they led 1803-1806 mission to Pacific. Stayed in govt. service; moved to St. Louis in 1808. . . . — Map (db m104252) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr.(1905-1996)
Former mayor of Louisville and lieutenant governor of Kentucky, Wyatt also served as a member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees and made the first motion to desegregate the University in 1949 — Map (db m114911) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Woodford R. Porter, Sr.(1918-2006)
Businessman and civil rights leader, Mr. Porter served twenty-four years on the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, four terms as chairman and helped guide the University into the state system of higher education. A firm believer that . . . — Map (db m114950) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — York
York (ca. 1772 - before 1832) Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803-1806) to the Pacific Ocean York was the first African American to cross the United States from coast to coast. Born a slave belonging to the Clark family, York was . . . — Map (db m104251) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1849 — Zachary Taylor Home
Col. Richard Taylor of Va., veteran of French and Indian War and the Revolution, built original part of "Springfield" ca. 1790. Boyhood home of son "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), veteran of 1812 and Black Hawk wars. Mex. War hero . . . — Map (db m100859) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 111 — Zachary Taylor HomeZachary Taylor (1784 - 1850)
Soldier and 12th President of the United States, lived here between 1785 - 1808, and was buried here Nov. 1, 1850 — Map (db m100860) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1412 — Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Gen. Zachary Taylor (1784 – 1850), distinguished lifelong soldier and twelfth President of the United States, buried here in family cemetery. Commissioned Lt. in 1808. Served in War of 1812; Black Hawk War, 1832; Seminole War, 1836 – 43. . . . — Map (db m21405) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Prospect — 2304 — Wolf Pen Corridor / Wolf Pen Preservation Association, Inc.
Wolf Pen Corridor Settled in the late 1700s and part of Jefferson County's third major settlement. Rich farmland & water traffic attracted a community of tradesmen, farmers, millers, and African Americans. This corridor includes Wolf Pen & Mint . . . — Map (db m104116) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Woodlawn Park — 1820 — Woodlawn Race Course
Woodlawn Race Course Opened in 1859 and drew national attention. Closed after Civil War. R.A. Alexander, noted breeder, was major figure in buying estate for National Racing Association. He contracted with Tiffany's to design Woodlawn Vase; used in . . . — Map (db m104421) HM

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