The Historic Bashford Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn & Hotel Retreat
2227 Bashford Manor Lane, Louisville, KY 502.295.9005
- 1779-1783: Major Samuel E. Bray survey's area one year after George Rogers Clark founds first settlement at the Ohio River: Corn Island
- 1796: Original section built by Major Bray
& wife, Nancy Lyle Bray
- 1810: Front Federal-style Addition reorients house to Bardstown Pike
- 1820: Major Bray serves in Ky State Legislature
- 1841: Lincoln visits friends at neighboring Farmington during breakup with Mary Todd. Neighbors bring Lincoln here on social calls.
- 1862, September 28-Oct 2: Civil War Union camp to defend Louisville; left tree carvings; Oct 2: 60,000 Troops march out Bardstown Pike, destined for Ky's deadliest battle
- 1888-1950s: Scoggan Horse Farm, raising thoroughbred horses; Proctor Knott, the 2 year old "best bred horse in North America" won the First Futurity
- 1889: Derby favorite,
‘Proctor Knott’; with 2:1 odds enters Churchill Downs in most anticipated and biggest crowd for a Derby to date
Jesse James’ brother, Frank, inspects
horses (+ jockeys); stays here; bets $5000 to win on 10:1 odds Spokane, who has the inside rail, Proctor
Knott on outside rail looses by a nose.
Churchill Downs bet on Spokane. Frank won $55k; became manager of New Orleans track.
See 'The James Gang' at the Frazier History Museum: www,fraziermuseum.org
- 1893: Derby Winner ‘Lookout
- 1946-1977: Parcels
sold by Scoggan-Jones family
- 1977-96: Modys Family
- 1980: National Register of Historic Places (C-J: 12/7/1980 & 7/14/83
- 1996: Bellarmine Showcase (C-J:4/8/07)
- 2007: C. Cooke purchase; (C-J:11/21/07) Bed & Breakfast Inn & Hotel Retreat plans
- 2008: Bed &
Breakfast Inn & Hotel Retreat opens;green sustainable energy practice; Sponsor Green Events
- 2009: Plaque placed by Daughters of American Colonists
- 2010 Jan 17 Louisville Historic Preservation Award & green addition
- 2010 June 12 Union ReUnion Festival: Civil War Encampment Plaque placed by Daughters of the Union; Winter: green-sensitive garage renovation to gambrel carriage house.