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Louisville Uncovered presents: The Heigold House, mystery behind the facade on River Road

The Heigold House was built by immigrant stonemason Christopher Heigold, and stands at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, watch the history around it on Louisville Uncovered !      “The Point” was a thriving 19th century neighborhood east of Downtown Louisville and opposite Towhead Island along the Ohio River. It was located north of the present day Butchertown area. Starting in the 1840s it was home to many upper income residents who had moved from New Orleans, giving the area the nickname “the Frenchmen’s Row”. They built many mansion houses in the area, the best known of which was…

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It was the Best and Brightest, and Richest and Most-Watched, of Derbies

The numbers tell much of the story, but no matter where you were, this was the ideal Kentucky Derby. From Churchill Downs.  . .  Record Breaking 170,513 fans watch American Pharoah take home 141st ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch Highest all-time wagering from all-sources on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and the Kentucky Derby race LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 2, 2015) – It was ideal weather for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as a record 170,513 fans, the highest attendance in Derby history, watched American Pharoah take home the garland of roses in the final stretch. Prior attendance record…