Loudoun House (Lexington Art League)
Backstory and Context
Francis Key Hunt built this house in the early 1850s and named it after his wife Julia’s favorite song, “The Belles of Loudoun.” They lived here until 1870 (or 1884, sources differ) when they sold the property to Colonel William Cassius Goodloe, chairman of the national committee of the Republican Party and later Minister to Belgium. The property remained in the Goodloe family until 1921 when it was purchased by J.F. Bailey. The city of Lexington bought the Loudoun House a few years later and turned the surrounding grounds into the Castlewood Park and Community Center. The Lexington Art League moved into the house in 1984.
Loudoun House. National Park Service: Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West. Accessed April 06, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lexington/lou.htm.
History. Lexington Art League. Accessed April 06, 2019. http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/about.html.
Lexington Herald-Ledger. Castlewood Park, 1951. Kentucky Photo Archive. November 12, 2015. Accessed April 06, 2019. http://www.kyphotoarchive.com/2015/11/12/3602/.