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Luscher Home

Sigmund A. Luscher was born June 28, 1833 in Switzerland and died in Frankfort, Kentucky on March 12, 1891.  He and his wife Susanna, along with other family members are buried
in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Luscher came to Frankfort in the late 1860's and purchased property on Ann Street, where he built his home, operated an ice company and brewery. In 1868, Luscher built a home to
stand the test of time. The two-story Italian style brick home stands on a foundation of Kentucky River limestone with solid brick interior walls, framed with mahogany woodwork. The
front entry and surrounding fencing consist of ornate ironwork, believed to have been shipped from New Orleans.
This home was once sited for demolition to make way for the new Kentucky Department of Transportation complex.

The Luscher house has been completely reovated and now stands behind the Kentucky History Center on Clinton Street just blocks from its original site.


History of Franklin County, Kentucky, by L. F. Johnson

Frankfort Cemetery.. in Frankfort, by KGS
Index of the Frankfort Cemetery
Capital On The Kentucky, by Kramer


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