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The Peterson Dumesnil House

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"Yesterday’s Summer Home ... Today’s Gathering Place"


The Peterson-Dumesnil House, located at 301 S. Peterson Avenue, in the heart of Crescent Hill, is rich in local history and a stately asset to the community. Of ltalianate design, the Victorian home was the summer residence for the Peterson and Dumesnil families for six generations.  The Crescent Hill Community Council conducts its monthly general meeting here, as well as numerous subcommittee meetings.

The House, built in 1869, was purchased by the Board of Education in 1948 and leased to the Crescent Hilt Community Council in 1977. In 1982, the newly formed Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation Inc., a 501c3 corporation, raised over $165,000 to purchase the home. The Foundation continues to manage the home making it available to community, corporate and civic groups. The House may be rented at reasonable rates for seminars, meetings, weddings and receptions, day or evening hours, with all profits being used for continual restoration.  

The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a Louisville Landmark.

The Peterson-Dumesnil House could be the perfect setting for your next special event.  Enjoy yesterday’s grandeur today. Call (502) 584-3663 or go to the Bristol Catering website for rental information.  

pdf_small Bristol Catering Rental Info for PD House

Peterson-Dumesnil House




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