Interview with F. Dow Kindred, February 8, 2010

Project: Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project

Interview Summary

F. Dow (F.D.) Kindred was born in Bullitt County, Kentucky and grew up in Versailles, Kentucky. He hitchhiked back and forth to Transylvania University for three years and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in economics and accounting. He spent three and a half years in the Navy and then returned to Lexington, Kentucky. With the help of his father-in-law, Lawrence Longsworth, a builder, Kindred began to build "spec" houses in the Chevy Chase area and then in Lansdowne. Kindred discusses his time as president of the Home Builders Association and the Realtor Board. He discusses lumber yards, concrete companies, and fixture companies. Kindred also describes his Navy career as a minesweeper and going to Japan. He describes building two homes on Robin Road and the 1955 Parade of Homes. F.D. also describes his hope that building is contained in the Bluegrass.

Interview Accession

2010oh097_lna015

Interviewee Name

F. Dow Kindred

Interviewer Name

Patricia Ann Thornbury

Interview Date

2010-02-08

Interview LC Subject

Lexington (Ky.).

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Kindred, F. Dow Interview by Patricia Ann Thornbury. 08 Feb. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kindred, F.D. (2010, February 08). Interview by P. A. Thornbury. Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kindred, F. Dow, interview by Patricia Ann Thornbury. February 08, 2010, Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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