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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