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The year was 1915 and President Woodrow
The year was 1915 and
President Woodrow Wilson
was leading America into
World War I; Babe Ruth hits his
first home run, and the first filly
wins the Kentucky Derby. At
the same time, Paul Semonin, Sr.
was opening a real estate
office on the second floor of
the Old Courier Journal
Building on 4th and Green.
1915
1920
1916
The Ford Motor
Company starts
production in its
new plant on
South Third Street.
Paul Semonin, Sr. was responsible
to a large extent for the Ford
Motor Company locating in this
city, and sold them this site at a
big price.
1920
The Louisville Real Estate
Board establishes the city’s
first real estate course held
at the Y.M.C.A.
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1951
GE Appliance Park opens
in Louisville, a move that
Paul Semonin, Jr. credits his
quick success to.
1927
Paul Semonin, Sr.
begins the Indian
Hills development
project.
1930
1934
Congress creates the
Federal Housing
Administration.
1925
Paul Semonin Inc.
moves into the
Starks Building.
1937
The Great Flood forces
hundreds of thousands
out of their downtown
residences, leaving many
homeless in Louisville.
1940
1952
Semonin, Jr. begins
the completion of
the Indian Hills
development that
his father had
started in the mid20s’. At the same
time, women begin
entering the real
estate business in
Jefferson County.
1950
1960
1947
Paul Semonin, Jr. is elected
Vice President of the
National Association of
Real Estate Boards.
1941
Paul Semonin, Sr. passes
away at the age of 58,
leaving the company
under the leadership of
his son Paul Semonin, Jr.
1972
The Paul Semonin
Co. is made up of
60+ sales agents
and employees.
1985
George E. Gans III
purchases Paul Semonin
Realtors and the
company continues its
reign as the #1 Real
Estate firm in the area.
1970
1980
1979
Scoggin Jones, Jr. is
named President of the
Paul Semonin Company
1990
1991
Paul Semonin Realtors
enters the Southern
Indiana market.
1997
Semonin Realtors®
joins the World Wide
Web with the launch
of Semonin.com
1960
The average
home price in
Kentucky is
$8,800.
1968
After passage by
Congress, President Lyndon
B. Johnson signs the Fair
Housing Act into law.
2012
Semonin Realtors®
makes a Bold Move
to restructure into a
hub & spoke office
model to house its
1999
450+ agents and
HomeServices of
staff
in the Louisville
America, a Berkshire
market.
Hathaway affiliate
purchases Semonin
Realtors®.
2000
2010
2015
While many things have changed
over the last 100 years, the
foundation and values of Semonin
Realtors® have stood the test of
time. Semonin Realtors® has built a
lasting and respected reputation
for honesty, integrity, and
providing legendary service. We
are proud of the footprint Semonin
has left on our community.
2000
Brad DeVries assumes
position of President &
CEO of Semonin Realtors®.
Under his leadership the
company expands to
Elizabethtown, KY and
becomes a full-service
brokerage offering
mortgage, insurance, title,
and home warranty
services.

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