I never considered myself a "history buff," but when I heard (thank you Twitter) that the Louisville Free Public Library recently posted all Courier Journal newspaper articles from 1830 to 1922, I'm embarrassed to admit I was a bit excited. Since Luckett & Farley was founded in Louisville in 1853, it was the perfect opportunity to find out more about our firm's history without spending a lifetime sifting through microfiche.
So here's a bit of what I found:
1. The very first (known) advertisement, announcing Rogers, Whitestone, & Co., Architects. The founders of Luckett & Farley.
2. Henry Whitestone was the president of Louisville Gas Company and helped to settle a lawsuit brought by the City against the gas company for overcharging for gas lamp fuel. The City expected the gas for free in exchange for a loan that was extended to them.
160 years after our firms founding, we continue to discover the background behind what got us here.