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"The Home of a Hero"

In 1900, Mrs. Lawton took this home at 1511 South Fourth Street in Old Louisville on her return from the Philippines after her husband, General Henry Ware Lawton, fell at the battle of San Mateo in December 1899.  Mrs. Lawton and her children were the models for "the Waltons" in the Little Colonel Series.  We think that this home was the setting portrayed in "The Little Colonel's Holidays" as 'The Home of a Hero.'

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Mrs. Lawton moved to "the Beeches" in 1901 and lived there for 10 years, when she sold it to her dear friend and Little Colonel series author, Annie Fellows Johnston.

To get an idea of the decor of this house that the Little Colonel describes in Chapter 12 of The Little Colonel's Holidays, please read the article with photos: Mrs. Lawton at Home, Harper's Bazar, April 28 1900

Return or go to the reading
The Little Colonel's Holidays,
"The Home of a Hero"

More on General Henry W. Lawton,
"General Walton" mentioned throughout the Little Colonel Series

More on "the Waltons"


This Site:
Home Page   What's New?   Biography of Annie Fellows Johnston,   
Books on Line
  (Complete Original Little Colonel Book Series)
    The Little Colonel (link to U. Penn))
The Giant Scissors
    Two Little Knights of Kentucky
    The Little Colonel's House Party
    The Little Colonel's Holidays
    The Little Colonel's Hero
    The Little Colonel at Boarding-School
    The Little Colonel in Arizona
    The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation 
    The Little Colonel, Maid of Honor 
    The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding
    Mary Ware, The Little Colonel's Chum 
    Mary Ware in Texas  
    Mary Ware's Promised Land
          Check our home page for more titles by AFJ on other sites
The People & Characters:
The Little Colonel, Papa Jack and Mrs. Sherman,  The Old Colonel, Two Little Knights of Kentucky,  Two Little Knights of Kentucky(2), 
Uncle Sidney & Aunt Elise, parents of the Two Little Knights of Kentucky, Grandmother McIntyre, Aunt Allison, The Waltons, Rob and Anna Moore, Betty, Joyce Ware, Jack WareMom Beck, Walker, Katherine Marks, Gay Melville, The Lees of Arizona, Small Parts
Their Final Resting Places

The Places:
In Pewee (Lloydsboro) Valley: Map, Map 2, Where it all began, The Locust, The Beeches  Edgewood, The Little Colonel's Cottage, The Railroad Station, "Lloydsboro Seminary", Clovercroft, The Post Office, Churches, The Haunted House at Hartwell Hollow,  Confederate Home Rollington, Minor Places In Old Louisville: The Culbertson Mansion, "Home of a Hero"  in Indiana:: The Cuckoo's Nest (Indiana), In Arizona: Lee's Ranch, Camelback Mountain & Hole-in-Rock, In Texas: 
San Antonio, The Little Town of Bauer (Boerne), Penacres, The Barnaby Ranch, In France: The Gate of the Giant Scissors
Letters from Annie Fellows Johnston and "Mrs Walton"  

Cooking with The Little Colonel
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