Interview with Fred Elliston, October 7, 2010

Project: Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, Mr. Fred Elliston discusses growing up in Louisville, Kentucky and attending public schools there. He talks about attending the University of Louisville for three years and majoring in economics before being drafted into the Army and sent to the South Pacific. Elliston explains that he considers himself a city boy. He talks about his father leaving Elliston, Kentucky to work for the L & N Railroad. Elliston discusses moving to Lexington after the service and buying a downtown bar (Turf Bar) which he ran for seventeen years and then sold, buying a laundromat in Paris, Kentucky and running it for seventeen years also. He also discusses raising his three daughters in Lexington, Kentucky, fist in Meadowthorpe, then in the Glendover neighborhood, and finally settling in Landsdowne.

Interview Accession

2011oh037_lna019

Interviewee Name

Fred Elliston

Interviewer Name

Beverly Futrell

Patricia Thornbury

Interview Date

2010-10-07

Interview LC Subject

Lexington (Ky.).

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Elliston, Fred Interview by Beverly Futrell. 07 Oct. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Elliston, F. (2010, October 07). Interview by B. Futrell. Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Elliston, Fred, interview by Beverly Futrell. October 07, 2010, Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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