1887 – Henderson, KY (A League of Their Own)

Added to OHD on 7/12/11   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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612 N Main St, Henderson, KY 42420

  • $595,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 8400 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
9 fireplaces, 3 full stories, full basement, Home is totally restored, Amish built kitchen cabinets; built in closets and custom storage in both second floor master baths. Ball room on third floor totally restored. antique bar, 1/2 bath; poker room;
Contact Information
Bob LeGate, Legate Real Estate,
(270) 826-5300
OHD Notes
This home was the filming location of the movie 'A League of Their Own', the boarding house where the Rockford Peaches stayed.

Comparing the interiors from the movie to the listing pics, it does appear filming took place inside the house. Wish more shots had been taken of the interior, at least the bedrooms, parlor and entrance, just to compare what it looks like now as what it looked like in the movie. It's one of my favorites, from the sets and costumes to Tom Hanks and Geena Davis (even Madonna wasn't that bad) and I'm always thrilled when I find my favorite old house filming locations.

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13 Comments on 1887 – Henderson, KY (A League of Their Own)

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  1. lara jane says: 485 comments

    I don’t know what it is, but I’m a sucker for an attic, and this one even has nice floors and paneling!

    The house is lovely, of course, but the back porches are really disappointing. Don’t the posts seem weak and plain in comparison to the ones on the front of the house? Maybe it was built that way to save money.

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    • i live in henderson ky where this house is located.. it is right down the road from where i live and it is still just as beautiful today as it was back when this movie was made

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  2. Cecily says: 4 comments

    I love attics also and am rubbing my eyes over and over…is that really a bar in the attic?

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  3. ronnie stone says: 1 comments

    I delivered newspapers to this home when I was a boy. One morning I saw some kind of object flitting a cross the yard. I was scared enough that I stayed across the street awhile before I got enough courge to deliver the paper, which I did in a hurry. I never saw anything else after that.

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  4. this house is still beautiful even so many years after the movie was made.. its one of the prettiest houses here in henderson..

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  5. james esser says: 2 comments

    I owned the house from 1996 to 2013. I restored it inside and out. It was a total wreck inside and out in terms of structure, 50 year old kitchen and bathrooms but had good bones. I put custom milled oak floors in the attic and half the second floor and bought and installed the bar. It was the bar in the Hack and Simon Brewery in Vincennes and was built of German Black Forest oak around 1905-1910 with mahogany front and back bar surfaces. Please note the UK blue barstools. Go Wildcats! The old movie wallpaper and plaster behind them were in bad shape by c. 2010 and had the plaster walls restored. Hated to see the movie wall paper go but time marches on. Lots of good memories in that place.

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  6. james esser says: 2 comments

    Hey Ronnie Stone,

    The thing flitting across the yard was almost certainly a bat. As I restored it, I found them flying out of chimneys and would occasionally find them hugging a tree in the yard. I eventually had metal covers custom built for the chimneys to block them and birds that also tired to nest there. Found a huge old nest in the vent of a furnace when restoring. Before I did all,that I was watching TV with a long haired friend when one of them flew in the room and my big biker friend Brad ran around covering his hair and whining like a little bxxxx. Lol. Funniest thing. I will never let him live that one down. I finally threw a sheet over it and got it outside alive and well.

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    • Di West says: 1 comments

      James Esser, did you buy it from CB West? He was my grandfather’s brother and owned it for many years, but I am not sure what year he sold it.

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  7. ted logan says: 1 comments

    so, was this house purchased and off the market, or did it not sell and temporarily off the market?

  8. Tonia C says: 1 comments

    The attic… a lot of Victorians, especially where I am from had ballrooms. That is the best intact attic ballroom I’ve ever seen. A bar is definitely not inconceivable. Gorgeous wood!!!

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Fab house. Commenting for possible updates. Would love to see more.

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