Louisville Magazine

JUL 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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18 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.19 After being delicately packaged in Rome, bones arrived at the customs office in Louisville on the last day of 1901. They belong to Saints Magnus and Bonosa, who lie in twin illuminated glass cases at the front of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church on South Shelby Street. They're dressed in maroon velvet and socks and gloves, their skulls fitted with crowns. The fourth-oldest parish and one of the only remaining antebellum-style buildings in Louisville, St. Martin of Tours was built in 1853. It drips with gilded Catholic history. Gold and robin's- egg blue adorn the ceiling. Munich artists crafted the Gothic stained glass and provided the carved marble scenes above the pews. The massive pipe organ on the mezzanine dates to the 1890s and is one of the last remaining electric- action organs from that time. The doors at the corner of Shelby and Gray streets never close. Make a pilgrimage to see the bones. Go at night. — Jenny Kiefer THE BONES AT ST.MARTIN OF TOURS "There are so many great houses in Louisville if you're looking for them." — Naomi Penner, founder of the Houses of Louisville Instagram page "The Glenview post office is like stepping back in time." — Mike Berry, retiring Kentucky Derby Festival CEO Photo by Joon Kim

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