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Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Shoot Out-Theme The Letter A

Starring the Letter A

These signs are all over our town.
This was one of my favorites 


Charles Haydon built the house. After it went through two other owners, Robert Wickliffe and “Mr. Dalzell,” according to Sarah Smith’s “Historic Nelson County” book, it then came into the hands of Pius Whelan. Whelan was a prominent grocer, merchant and city council member, according to information from the Bardstown Historic Preservation office. His parents, James and Matilda Drury Whelan, came to Bardstown from Maryland, along with many of the area’s first Catholic families.

At one time one of the most beautiful homes in our town.

It now belongs to the private high school in our town and sets empty, the victim of vandals.
Too much work to be done to be of use to anyone.
Just this week it was announced it will be torn down to be made into a much needed parking lot for the school.

I can remember when it was a part of the hospital property and many entertainment activities were held there. The upstairs 3 bay windows were once the chapel of the old home and had stained glass windows in them.
The stained glass was removed and
installed in the chapel at the new hospital.
Sad loss to the area. 

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Day 11 Of gratitude challenge.
So thankful for men and women of all armed services.


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I'm always so glad to see your posts about the wonderful architecture in your hometown. What a wonderful and historic building. I hope some of it can be reused like the stained glass windows. So glad you have the photos...a great record of an important part of your towns history. Well done.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I have been in every room in this house. The back stairs and little cuddy holes. When the hospital owned it we used one large room to teach CPR and First Aide. A friend of mine and her family rented this home for many years and kept it alive and well since she was a historian. After she moved out it became property of the hospital and now to the school it is just lost in the jammed up location it is in.

EG Wow said...

How sad that this historical building will be torn down!

MMm.. said...

Awwww...Peggy/QMM --please keep adding your contributions to CT. did you see that dear old Bach/Lord thomas is back? I love teh variety. good to hear from you. You ahve been such a faithful contributor adn thank you for your support either way. Bless you.

Rudee said...

It's sad to think such a beautiful building was allowed to fall into disrepair. Good to hear the stain glass was rescued and repurposed.

Kim, USA said...

So sad to see this beautiful house tear down. Great shots!


Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

It is always sad when an old building is torn down rather than refurbished, especially one with historical and/or architectural value.

Right along with you in giving thanks for our military men and women.

Pauline said...

A sad photo story. Something so lovely being replaced by a parking lot.

Southwest Arkie said...

It's really a shame to see these old beauties deserted and boarded up. Even worse to see them torn down.

La Petite Gallery said...

Peggy, isn't that sad, a gorgeous place like this. Glad the windows are in a safe place..


Jama said...

What a waste to tear down such gorgeous architecture with so much history!

Vee said...

Oh what a terrible fate for such a beautiful building with so much history. I hope that somehow it won't be razzed.

Vee said...

I mean razed. Some days I can spell. Others, not so much. =D