Explore Historic Homes in Louisville

Thomas Edison House | historic homes in Louisville

If you want to enjoy a fun journey back in time, explore historic homes in Louisville. You’ll learn about their architecture, famous residents, and more. Here are three homes near our Louisville apartments you don’t want to miss:

Locust Grove 

A National Historic Landmark, Locust Grove dates back to 1792. Today, the home and its outbuildings are examples of 19th-century frontier America. It was built for William and Lucy Clark Croghan. Over the years, famous visitors included President Jackson and Lucy’s brother William Clark and his fellow explorer Meriwether Lewis. You can learn more about the residents and their guests during self-guided or docent-led tours. Tickets are twelve dollars for adults, and AAA members can receive a discount.

Thomas Edison House 

Thomas Edison relocated to Louisville in 1866. He accepted a job as a telegraph operator and worked at the Western Union at Second and West Main Street. While he became passionate about improving the telegraph (received over 125 patents), he went on to invent the incandescent light bulb in 1879. The cottage was constructed around 1850. It featured only basic accommodations and is now one of the area’s last remaining shotgun duplexes. As you explore, you’ll see early light bulbs, the first home motion picture projector, and other artifacts. 

Conrad-Caldwell House Museum

Built in 1895, the Conrad-Caldwell House “symbolizes the spirit of Louisville’s Gilded Age.” It boasted the newest innovations of its day. The house came complete with electrical lighting and interior plumbing and remains known for its woodwork and parquet floors. Explore the home on your own or with the friendly docents. The docents will share facts about the owners, ornate architecture, and more. 

After exploring these historic homes, enjoy a meal at a nearby Italian restaurant in Louisville. To become a resident of Axis on Lexington, please contact us. Our leasing team will offer a personalized tour of our apartments in Louisville so you can see everything we have to offer.

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