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Churchill Downs

Identification

Churchill Downs
236766

Map

Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]

Usages

horse racing

Facts

  • Formally opened May 17, 1875, this is the site of the annual Kentucky Derby thoroughbred horse race, and is arguably both Louisville's and the state of Kentucky's most famous structure.
  • The iconic twin spires in the central grandstand were the creation of Joseph Dominic Baldwin, a 24-year old draftsman with D.X. Murphy & Brothers.

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Location

700 Central Avenue
700 Central Avenue
40208
Louisville
Kentucky
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1875
1896
1989

Involved Companies

John Andrewartha

1896

1989

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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