Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns
While growing up, my mother & father were skeet shooters who competed across the country. Each year we stayed at The Brown in Louisville, Ky. for the few days of the Skeet Shoot. It was a grand and sparkly place that made a little girl feel grown up. On one of these visits, while my folks spent the day on the skeet field, a local family took me to see The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. I was in 7th grade. I decided then and there that this is where I wanted to go to college.Many years later I lived in Louisville for awhile.
I have never forgotten ordering the famous Hot Brown Sandwich from the hotel menu. See the above video to learn how to make this delicious dish for your friends and family. If you find yourself in Louisville, do visit the hotel to look around, to order a Hot Brown, to stay the night. Located on the corner of 4th & Broadway, the hotel was designed by Preston J. Bradshaw and opened in 1923. The hotel cost $4 million, and was funded and owned by James Graham Brown, a local entrepreneur. Preston J. Bradshaw (1884–1952) was one of the most eminent architects of St. Louis, Missouri, during the 1920s. Among his numerous commissions as an architect, Bradshaw is best known for designing hotels in the region.The Brown is a 16-story concrete and steel hotel built in the Georgian Revival style, faced in brick and trimmed in stone and terra cotta. The interior design of the Brown is primarily of the English Renaissance style with Adams period detail. The Brown is part of the Louisville story, an asset to the community; a part of my fond memories.