Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913383919
  • Publisher: McClanahan Publishing House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,372,532
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication 3
Preface 7
Foreword 9
Introduction 12
About Old Louisville 14
Map of Haunted Old Louisville 16
1 The First Church of Christ, Scientist 17
About Edgar Cayce 31
2 Widmer House 34
About the National Tobacco Works 56
3 Floral Terrace 58
About the Old Presbyterian Theolgical Seminary 67
4 Jennie Casseday's Infirmary 70
About the Cabbage Patch 86
5 The Conrad-Caldwell House 90
About Dupont Square 102
More About the Southern Exposition 106
6 Fountain Court 111
About the Legend of the Ice Boy 114
7 The Home of Lady Ross 116
About the Brennan House 120
8 The Speed Museum 125
About the Speed Mansion 133
9 Brook Street 136
About Old Male High School 154
About Fort George 156
10 539 West Saint Catherine Street 159
About Waverly Hills 178
Afterword 185
Acknowledgments 190
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    Good Read!

    This is a very good book and I highly urge readers to get their copies now. Other than a couple of minor editorial oversights, the prose is wonderfully crafted and marvelously engaging. The author pulls you in and makes you so much a part of the eerie action that you actually start to see the wonderful old homes with their gracious parlors, lavish dining rooms and secret nooks, crannies and spooks. I had so much fun reading this title and I am sure you all will too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!

    I'm so happy I came across this book of Old Louisville ghost stories by Mr. David Domine. It was truly one of the most pleasurable reading experiences I have had in a long time. The writing is wonderfully descriptive and precise; the stories are engaging and entertaining; and the overall atmosphere he creates is one of mystery and splendor in a neighborhood that time seems to have forgot. Don't be fooled by the title. This collection is much more than a simple collection of ghostly tales. It's a memoir of a forgotten, more gentile era. I can't wait for the next! (I understand that this is the first in a series of four!) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    This is such a great book, and I can't recommend it enough. Mr. DOmine is a master story teller, using his entertaining accounts of hauntings in the largest Victorian neighborhood in the country (who knew?!) as a vehicle for all the interesting bits or history and local flavor that spice up this great anthology of uncanny and unnerving stories. At times, the story may cause a chill to run up your spine and tingle your brain, but the overall effect of the book is one of a great read, and I was sorry to come to an end. I can't wait for the next one so I can see what else I can learn about this interesting and undiscovered area of the country. KUDOS TO GHOSTS OF OLD LOUISVILLE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    This is an easy read, but don't think it's not well-written! I couldn't put it down, and I am so thankful that I have learned more about this undiscovered gem they call Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. David Domine tells engaging stories that pull you in and grip you to the very end. He brings this colorful neighborhood to life, and he introduces us to the everyday characters and spooks that spice up life in Kentucky. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! If you like ghost stories, you'll love this book. If you love history, you'll really love this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2005

    What a wonderful book!

    I'm so glad I read this book. Get it! You'll love it, especially if you like history and ghost stories!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    WONDERFULLY SPOOKY!

    Thanks for the great read, Mr. Domine! I can't wait for the next book. Please make it soon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    You don't have to be from Kentucky to love this book. I loved every page of Mr. Domine's wonderful descriptions and spine-tingling accounts of the supernatural in this forgotten gem called Old Louisville. The author really has a knack for creating a vivid world where the past comes alive. He knows how to fire you up and make you want to visit the part of the country that so many people know so little about. It's a great read, and I am sure you all will agree.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    You will love this book. Get it now. It's an easy read and makes a couple hours pass in what seems like a few moments. You'll be sorry to put it down. I loved all the wonderful descriptions of the old homes in this part of the country I must now discover. Old Louisville, here I come!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2005

    This is the best collection of ghost stories I've come across in a long time!

    It's about time someone wrote a collection of ghost stories that captivates your attention from beginning to end, and I'm happy to say David Domine has done it. GHOSTS OF OLD LOUISVILLE is a real page-turner, and I found myself reading faster and faster so I could get to the next page. Domine includes a wealth of history and local lore that make those who haven't experienced Old Louisville, the largest Victorian Neighborhood in the country, want to hop on a plane and start exploring it. Domine is a master storyteller who knows how to build suspense and entertain his readers, all the while incorporating extra tidbits for those who are fans of architecture and style as well. I got the feeling from this book, that Old Louisville is an undiscovered gem, a quirky neighborhood akin to Savannah or Charleston that is waiting to open its doors to individuals with a penchant for beautiful old homes and colorful history. I can't wait to go there, and I can't wait to read Domine's next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    THIS IS AN AWSOME BOOK OF GHOST STORIES! I COULDN'T STOP READING AND FOUND MYSELF WANTING MORE. THIS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A COLLECTION OF EERIE STORIES. IT HAS HISTORY, SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, ARCHITECTURE AND FOOD AS WELL. IT IS A MOOD PIECE THAT RECREATES A FORMER TIME OF GRANDEUR IN AMERICA'S LARGEST VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The First is My Favorite

    This, this first in David Domine's Haunted Louisville series, is my favorite because there is so much neat background information about the neighborhood where he lives. Also, there is more personal information that his other two, including the story about his own house where there was supposedly a ghost. Always a skeptic, Domine doesn't know if he believes in ghosts or not, yet he does finally open himself up to the possibility at the end. A very enjoyable book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    What a great book!

    Thank you to the author of Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Stories of Hauntings in America's Larget Victorian Neighborhood for a great read. I found the storytelling both informative and entertaining, and I was especially impressed by the wonderful descriptions of the lavish Victorian homes that dot the charming area known as Old Louisville. I haven't been there yet, but after reading this book, I have to visit this undiscovered gem of a neighborhood. I want to see the impressive architecture and get to know the real ghosts of Old Louisville.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2006

    THESE STORIES ARE THE PERFECT BLEND OF HISTORY AND GHOSTS!

    I just read the author's sequel to this book, PHANTOMS OF OLD LOUISVILLE, after receiving it as a gift, and it prompted me to go and get the first in the series. I normally wouldn't have chosen to read ghost stories, however, this book far surpasses anything you might consider your run of the mill ghost stories. The author's love of his neighorhood makes this an enchanting collection of tales that bring the Old Louisville district to life. I want to go there after reading this book and look forward to any followups in the series. Thanks for a great - and informative - read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    Trust me, you won't want to put this down once you pick it up. The author's prose is so descriptive and informative, and he creates such colorful images! Not to mention the occasional goose bump or two. But not to worry, this collection of wonderful ghost tales is meant to instill terror or make you shudder with gore, but rather let you in a secret that is now getting out there: Old Louisville is the largest preservation district in the country, and it also has the spooky-ookiest neighborhood out there, too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2005

    Ghosts of Old Louisville: True Tales of Hauntings from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood

    This is a great book that will entertain and inform anyone interested in specters, spooks and spirits. In addition, it is a well-written chronicle of local history and architecture that any American history buff would enjoy. I haven't read a book this engaging in a very long time.

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    Posted October 23, 2008

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