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Provided below are various weblinks to history and preservation information and organizations. You will need the Adobe Acrobat PDF program (or 'viewer') to access several of the weblinks. 

Since the data below links to 'outside' websites, LHL has no responsibility for the accuracy / info on these sites.

If any of the links below do not work, or if you want to suggest a link, email LHL at LouHist@Hotmail.com

And, if you are not a League member, we encourage you to join our organization, which is very affordable. Click on thislink for more membership info.

Local History & Preservation

Louisville Encyclopedia  
The Louisville Encyclopedia is an all-encompassing history book of the metro region.  Click on this link to access the on-line edition. Within this on-line edition, there is a search engine which allows you to directly find whatever item you are looking for!

Historic Louisville Newspapers:                                                            The Louisville Free Public Library has on-line local newspapers printed between 1830 to 1922.  To use, you first must have a valid library card.  Next, click on this link to learn the step-by-step method to accessing this valuable research tool.

Important dates in Louisville history
This weblink contains significant calendar dates in Louisville's history.  It is arranged here chronologically, but the League can provide you an Excel spreadsheet format so that you can sort in several methods.  If you would like to receive this Excel spreadsheet, email the League at LouHist@Hotmail.com. Click here for historic Louisville dates:

Genealogy Family Tree's
click on the following links for info on famous Louisville families for their genealogy:

First Families of Louisville: website that details the family relationships of the early settlers of the region. Click on this link

Genealogy chart of historic Louisville families and their relationships

Speed family (John, Lucy, Joshua Fry, James, etc.)

Bullitt family (Oxmoor farm)

Prather family

Belknap family (William Burke Belknap, William Richardson Belknap, Morris Belknap, etc.)

Bingham family (Robert Worth Bingham, Barry Bingham Sr., Barry Bingham Jr, etc)

Belknap - Moorman Family History  
Steve Wiser has written a fascinating history of the Belknap - Moorman families. 

How to Save a Local Landmark
Easy to follow list of actions to implement in saving a historic property:

Preservation Louisville
Primary preservation organization in Louisville.

Louisville's Top 10 Important Events in the 1900's
In 1999, the League sponsored a contest to identify the events that shaped and impacted Louisville in the 1900's. Click on this link:

Timeline of Louisville History
This website contains many interesting items on Louisville history, particularly a timeline, that you can click on and read about specific dates / events. But, be ware, this website does contain some material that does not relate to Louisville history and can be offensive.

19 Reasons to Preserve Landmark Buildings
List of key reasons why historic properties should be saved

1906: The Way Things Were 100 Years Ago
This fascinating data list looks at life a century ago.  How will things change in another hundred years, in 2106?

Historic Photo Archives 
Looking for a photograph of a historic property or person? Then look no longer.  Click on this link to browse Kentucky's largest collection of photos. 

Lost Louisville
This website chronicles the destruction and loss of cherished Louisville landmarks. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and click on the links to view photos. This page is also known as "Louisville since the bombings."

Jefferson County Historic Roadside Markers 
Find out more on roadside markers in Jefferson County


Louisville in 1887 
This is a link to a book that was printed in 1887 which describes prominent businesses and local history of this period.


Louisville 1780 -1892  
Link to a wonderful rare book that contains many facts and details on early Louisville

Fontaine Ferry Park 
Louisville's legendary amusement park, this website recaptures the fun and thrills of this former landmark.

Retail Store History in Louisville 
This is a fascinating website that details all of the famous Louisville shopping locations.  A nice trip back in time!  Those were the days!

Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson County
An interesting exploration of sites in Jefferson County that are connected to Thomas Jefferson


Louisville Development History
Brief overview of how this region has evolved and grown over its history


Maps of Louisville


Filson Historical Society
The Filson Historical Society is the Louisville region's primary history repository and data center.

University of Louisville Photo Archives
Containing thousands of historic photos.  Note: There is a fee to obtain photos.

Kentucky Center for African American History
Located in Louisville, this is the region's and state's African American history data and history repository.

Old Louisville Information
One of the best website's on Louisville. Check out all the links!

Historic Homes of Louisville
Whitehall, Thomas Edison House, and Farmington historic homes

Louisville Landmarks Commission
City of Louisville's division for preservation

Louisville Heritage Tourism Center
Central internet source for local history and preservation

Peterson Dumesnil House
Crescent Hill neighborhood landmark and the League's home base

Cave Hill Cemetery
Landmark Lousiville cemetery with beautiful landscape, famous individuals, and decorative monuments

Locust Grove Historic House
Last home of Louisville founder, George Rogers Clark

Brennan House Museum
One of Louisville's best historical homes. A time capsule of history!

Conrad Caldwell House
A beautiful magnificent historic home in Old Louisville

Belle of Louisville
The last remaining original steamboat in America, owned by the City of Louisville

Portland Museum
Louisville's Portland neighborhood center for history

U. S Marine Hospital
Currently undergoing renovation, this landmark is the last remaining Marine Hospital in existence.

Louisville Art Deco
Wonderful website that celebrates art deco style buildings in the Louisville metro area

Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Legendary hospital that some say is haunted.  It is currently being resotred by its owners.

Camp Zachary Taylor History
Find out more about this World War I military training facility taht was predecessor to Fort Knox.

Kentucky History & Preservation

Kentucky Historical Society
The state's primary history repository and data center.

Kentucky Heritage Council The state's preservation and history organization.

Preservation Kentucky
Non-profit preservation organization within Kentucky.

Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation
Non-profit state group that seeks to save historic landmarks and homes

Kentucky Historic Roadside Markers 
Find out more on roadside markers in Kentucky

Indiana History & Preservation

Indiana Landmarks Foundation
Non-profit preservation organization within Indiana.

Jeffersonville Main Street Association
Non-profit group that facilitates preservation and revitalization within Jeffersonville, In.

Howard Steamboat Museum
Riverboat history in a spectacular historic home

Falls of the Ohio Interpretative Center
Information resource for the historic Falls on the Ohio River


Sponsors

Cave Hill Cemetery                 Founded 1848

 701 Baxter Avenue

www.CaveHillCemetery.com                                      New Mausoleum &  Lakeside Chapel                 On-site monument design and sales                     Call 451-5630  to arrange personal consultation and tour  

BOSSE Funeral Home                Since 1865                                                                1355 Ellison at Barret                                                Jim Wagner, LHL member, 502 451 8440

Peterson Dumesnil House          301 S. Peterson Avenue                            Receptions / Meetings                              www.PetersonDumesnil.ORG