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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28F1_breckinridges-last-home_Lexington-KY.html
Built circa 1866, this house was occupied by John C. Breckinridge in 1874-1875. The former U.S. senator and youngest U.S. vice-president was also a Confederate general and secretary of war. After exile, he returned to Lexington in 1869 and resumed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28F0_clay-villa-ca-1845_Lexington-KY.html
Home of James B. Clay, son of Henry Clay. Designed by Major Thomas Lewinski, as an Italianate villa. Floor plan consisted of central hall with 4 rooms on each floor. Thomas Clay's home, Mansfield, on Richmond Rd. designed at same time. James Clay …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28ED_beckham-county_Olive-Hill-KY.html
Created from parts of Carter, Lewis and Elliott counties with county seat here by legislative act signed February 9, 1904, by Governor J. C. W. Beckham, for whom it was named. C. C. Brooks appointed County Judge. On April 29, 1904, the Court of Ap…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2657_tom-moore-memorial_Louisville-KY.html
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 facto…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2629_dr-rufus-e-clement_Louisville-KY.html
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 ac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2626_dr-joseph-h-mcmillan-sr_Louisville-KY.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2614_anne-m-braden_Louisville-KY.html
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, sh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2602_dr-charles-henry-parrish-jr_Louisville-KY.html
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 Mu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2601_wilson-w-wyatt-sr_Louisville-KY.html
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
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25ZZ_dr-eleanor-young-love_Louisville-KY.html
Scholar and educator, Dr. Love became the first black librarian at the University of Kentucky in 1955 a and, a decade later, became the first director of Project Upward Bound and an assistant dean at the University of Louisville. A faculty member …
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