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Carriage Houses of Crescent Hill

Peterson-Dumesnil House

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Carriage Houses in Crescent Hill - Author Lecture, Book Signing and Walking Tour

Sunday, June 11, 2017 

Peterson-Dumesnil House 

301 S. Peterson Avenue 

www.petersondumesnil .org 

11:15 am           Registration, Book Sales, Book Signing, Refreshments 

12:00 pm           Brief talk on the carriage houses by Steve Wiser

12:30 pm           Tour of Peterson-Dumesnil carriage house (walking)

1:00 pm             Russell carriage house at George Rogers Clark Place (walking)

1:30 pm             Firehouse visit and view of the Mathews carriage house on North Galt (walking)

2:15 pm             Return to Peterson Dumesnil House for a brief presentation by Cletus Blandford on the Firehouse


2:30 pm             Depart for Gardencourt, Akers/Nones carriage house for drive by tour (drive)    

3:00 pm              Tour ends

$20 Event Fee 

$20 for Steve's book

Arrive Early!  Complimentary Attendee Gift Book,"Beautiful Crescent Hill" while supplies last.

Steve Wiser, a Crescent Hill neighbor, architect, and historian, will be presenting a stimulating lecture on “Carriage Houses in Crescent Hill” on Sunday, June 11 at the Peterson-Dumesnil House. Wiser is the author of several “House” books: Historic Houses of Louisville; Distinctive Houses of Louisville; Modern Houses of Louisville and Haunted Houses of Louisville and more. 

Come early and pick up your pre-purchased book or purchase book at the event. Steve Wiser will be available to sign books.  

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Have questions about Carriage Houses of Crescent Hill? Contact Peterson-Dumesnil House

When & Where

Peterson-Dumesnil House
301 South Peterson Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Peterson-Dumesnil House

The Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation strives to preserve the Peterson-Dumesnil House as a landmark, providing the neighborhood a sense of historic identity; to serve as a gathering place for Crescent Hill; to find economically viable uses for the house; and to maintain it for future generations. Located in Crescent Hill, the house possesses a memorable history of service beginning with eight decades of ownership and use by one family. The asymmetrical Italian villa has been attributed to Henry Whitestone, a well-known Louisville architect, whose other works include several major buildings on Main Street. The ceilings in the house are 14 feet tall. The house was built in 1869 as a summer home for Joseph Peterson, a prominent tobacco trader. He died in 1889, leaving the property to his granddaughters, Eliza and Carrie Lindenberger. Eliza married Harry Dumesnil, Carrie married Edward Rowland and they lived in the house with their families. Mrs. Dumesnil lived there until she died in 1948. After Mrs. Dumesnil’s death, the house and grounds were sold to the Louisville Board of Education. In the mid 50′s, it became a teachers club, the only one of its kind in the country. In 1976, the house achieved local landmark status, which protects it from exterior change without approval of the Louisville Landmark Commission. In 1977, the Crescent Hill Community Council leased the house and made it available to groups on a rental basis. In 1982, when the Board of Education declared the property as surplus, the house, carriage house and 1.3 acres were sold to the newly formed, non-profit Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation. All rental proceeds are used to steadily improve the house and grounds.

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