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Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor Garden Hall in Frankfort

Tuesday, 10 15, 2013

Becky Riddle
502-564-1792, ext. 4474
becky.riddle@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate Garden Hall at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 417 Wapping St. in Frankfort.

This Georgian home was built by Graham Vreeland in 1913. He was founder, publisher and editor of the Frankfort News, which later became The State Journal. The home’s architect was D. X. Murphy, who designed the grandstand and twin spires at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Paul Sawyier, one of Kentucky’s most renowned artists, lived on this property from 1910 to 1912.

The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, tells Kentucky’s story through on-the-spot history lessons that connect the history, communities and items housed in the Commonwealth’s many historical organizations. The program makes Kentucky’s history accessible to the public not just on markers along the state’s roadways, but also online at www.history.ky.gov/markers and via the Explore Kentucky History smartphone application available free at iTunes and Google Play.

For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or
becky.riddle@ky.gov.

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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.