Melodye Park

Melodye Park (HM16AA)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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N 38° 11.346', W 84° 52.265'

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Louis Horwitz, a Frankfort resident for forty years, bought land on the Kentucky River in 1935 where he built an extensive park named after his daughter. The nine-acre park was always open to visitors at no charge. For years it was Frankfort's only public park.
Presented by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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Its features included fishponds, picnic tables, gardens, 4,000 roses, fountains, restrooms, boat docks, bathhouses, diving boards, and a man-made waterfall. Two Chinese pagodas were used for dancing, concerts, and movies. Music was piped through the park from the elaborate boathouse. The park was destroyed due to flooding in the 1950s.
HM NumberHM16AA
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2031
Year Placed1999
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686442 N 4228938
Decimal Degrees38.18910000, -84.87108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.346', W 84° 52.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 20.76" N, 84° 52' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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