Entrance Hall, My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown

This image is of the main entry and hallway for the mansion known originally as Federal Hill, and now famous as My Old Kentucky Home.

A Natural Color Picture by W. M. Cline Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

The description states:

Entrance Hall, My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown, Kentucky. Of special note are the portraits of the master, John Rowan, Jr. and his lovely wife, Rebecca, the hosts of Stephen Collins Foster on the memorable visit in 1852 that inspired his most famous melody, “My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night.” Another portrait hanging in the hall is that of the builder of the home, Judge John Rowan. In 1795 he built “Federal Hill,” today known as My Old Kentucky Home.

Ektachrome by Frank Shannon.

–This card was used and is dated 5 April 1962.

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