Jefferson Street - Gustavas (Gus) Jaubert House

640 W Short Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Jaubert was born in 1829 to French parents in New York. He enlisted in Chattanooga during the Civil War and became the company cook for the First Kentucky Regiment of the Confederate States of America. He cooked a lot of burgoo - a Kentucky staple featuring root vegetables and meat. Coming to Lexington after the war, he purchased the saloon of CE Moony. His restaurant advertised as the Magnolia Saloon and he had many African Americans working for him.

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