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The Olmsted and Masonic Home

(#308) from Louisville Life Program 308 (2008)

Founded in 1867 as the Masonic Widows and Orphans Home and Infirmary, the Olmsted and Masonic Home in Louisville is the oldest Masonic Home in North America. CJ Parrish of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky talks about its history. Frances Athington, who was raised in the Masonic Home, talks about her memories. Brenda Bush, director of the Olmsted, talks about the former dining hall, which is now used as a rental facility for special events.

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