Plaque Honoring Abramson Placed Outside Arena

A plaque honoring outgoing Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has been erected downtown.

A display commemorating Abramson’s work on the waterfront and the new arena was unveiled Friday at the corner of 2nd and Main streets. Abramson says the developments at that corner are an important part of his legacy.

“It will continue to be an exciting point for development and energy and excitement and events. I’m so touched. I’m so surprised,” he says.

The plaque was sponsored by the Waterfront Development Corporation and the Arena Authority. It was paid for personally by members of the authority.

“What we wanted to do was create something that talked about Jerry, connectivity and accessibility,” says WDC director David Karem.

Earlier this week, the Louisville International Airport Terminal was renamed to honor Abramson.