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Property Name Abbott , Leslie V ., House
Reference Number 13000558
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Town Louisville
Street Address 2401 Newburg Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/30/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000558.pdf
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The Leslie V. Abbott House (JF- EH-4463) meets the first term of National Register Criterion C, as it possesses the distinctive characteristics of a type of construction. In this nomination, the type is an architectural style, Streamline Modern/Art Mod erne. The significance of the house is evaluated within the context Streamline Modern in Louisville, Kentucky. The Abbott House was designed by local architect, Leslie V. Abbott, and built in 1949 as his private residence. Abbott was best known for his work in designing functional constructions, such as local distilleries and Parkway Field (now demolished). The house has had three owners since the Abbotts, and has been altered little since its construction. The Abbott House remains a functioning example of locally rare type of residential architecture.

 

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