337 Linden Walk

Contemporary photo of the home of Desha and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, 337 Linden Walk, Lexington, Kentucky. The house is no longer standing - the site is now occupied by a 1950s apartment building. Photo found in the following: Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: A Leader in the New South (Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1921), 73.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, National Suffrage Leader and Reformer

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge was born in Franklin County on May 20, 1872, to Major Henry Clay McDowell and Anne Clay.  A member of two historic families, Madge would later marry Desha Breckinridge. Given such a heritage, no Kentucky politician could ignore this Progressive Era reformer and woman suffrage advocate.

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