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John Findling captures a photographic history of Crescent Hill with his new book
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Ok, so perhaps this isn’t the first time we’ve sat down to discuss Mr. Findling.  Or, for that matter, the first time we’ve discussed Louisville and its love of borough lore.  But with a lethal combo of Back to School and Kentucky’s annual heartburn hoedown flooding our heat-stricken brains, now might be the perfect time to reel it in and swap hoopla for history.  Ready for some refresher?  Join John Findling this Sunday at the Peterson Dumesnil House at 2pm as he presents his book, Louisville’s Crescent Hill.  

Released earlier in the year as part of Acadia Publishing’s Images of America series, Louisville’s Crescent Hill tells a photographic history of the hip and happenin’ neighborhood beginning with its humble roots as the state fairgrounds (how appropriate!) and following its transformation through to fruition as a cool port of local business and character.  Featuring rare and unique photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as documentation from the 1974 tornado, Findling’s Crescent Hill pays sure tribute to the idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words” as it documents the evolution of the area.  Join the local historian in conjunction with the Louisville Historical League as he presents his book, discusses the neighborhood and shares techniques for history-hunting.

School may be a-sessioning and the fair may be a-raging with its share of fried heart disease and questionable attire, but you can keep your cool and wear your smarty-pants in snazzy local glory.  Hit up the Peterson Dumesnil House this weekend and flip through Louisville’s past with John Findling and the Louisville Historical League.  They’ll be nary a drum-stick or wayward cow in sight.

The Peterson Dumesnil House is located at 301 South Peterson Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Image: Courtesy of Carmichael’s Bookstore website

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I currently spend most of my days sequestered in a dark and secret room projecting IMAX films for an adoring public. In my spare time I read books (a lot) and contemplate ever more devious ways to become a professional Blacksmith. I love words, paper, fashion, trees, Charlie Chaplin, useless knick-knacks and my beloved turquoise 1994 Ford Ranger - Daniel. I totally believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Books are culture; my goal is to tell you a story.

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