DuPont Mansion Bed & Breakfast
The DuPont Mansion Bed & Breakfast is a popular Fall destination. Standing along Fourth Street in Old Louisville, it is part of the nation's second-largest National Historic Preservation District ... and Old Louisville's booming B&B network.
Once the home of wealthy industrialists, the DuPont Mansion has been beautifully restored.
Built circa 1879 by the Delaware DuPonts, the DuPont Mansion is representative of the Victorian Era Italianate-Renaissance Revival style found throughout the neighborhood known as the Old Louisville Historical District.
Brothers Alfred Victor and Biederman DuPont came to Louisville in 1854. Here, they founded A.V. DuPont and Company, manufacturers and wholesale dealers in paper and gunpowder. Later they developed a number of other business interests and became two of Louisville’s leading citizens. Biederman is well known for opening his family’s Fourth Street estate to be used as a public park for some twenty-seven years prior to 1904, when the property was purchased by the city. Its name, then and now, Central Park. Central Park is located less than a block from the DuPont Mansion.
- Program 205
- Biography of filmmaker Tod Browning, a visit to Cave Hill Cemetery, the history of Corn Island, a breathtaking bed & breakfast near Central Park, and David Domine', author of Ghosts of Old Louisville. (#205)