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Louisville, Kentucky: Heigold Facade

Pose in the doorway of a 19th century mansion in the middle of a street. Bonus: the facade includes a tribute to James Buchanan, one of America's worst Presidents.

Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY
Northeast edge of the city. In the middle of Frankfort Ave. just south of its intersection with River Rd.
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Heigold Facade.

Heigold Facade

I shot-the-moon through the facade during twilight. And the facade's back side looks great in silhouette.

[Jon Morgan, 12/04/2018]

The Heigold House was once one of Louisville's finest. Now it's one of its finest photo ops.


Heigold Facade

Descendants of German immigrants built the Heigold House in the 1850s. It was one of a few structures to survive the 1937 flood of the Ohio River. In 2007 it was moved to the middle of Frankfurt Avenue in Butchertown.

[Bill Brownell, 10/06/2015]

The marble bust at the top of the facade is of President James Buchanan, with the inscription, "Hail to Buchanan, now and forever."

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