Yale Students’ Designs Balance History, Modernism, Environment and Industry

In Louisville, Whiskey Row now refers to a single strip of buildings. But 100 years ago, Whiskey Row took up most of Main Street. Most companies distilled bourbon in rural areas, but they took up block after block in downtown Louisville with business offices and storage. Prohibition wiped many of them out. Later in the century, suburbanization […]

Preservation Group Says Scrapped Museum Plaza Shows Need for Historic District

The community group Neighborhood Planning and Preservation says the failed Museum Plaza project demonstrates a growing need for a historic district in downtown Louisville. Hope for the 62-story, $490 million building was scrapped Monday when developers announced they were canceling the project due to an unfavorable bond market. Preservationists point out there has been little […]

Council Approves Whiskey Row Deal

Receiving additional assurances from Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, the Louisville Metro Council approved an emergency ordinance that allocates $1.5 million to help preserve a strip of 19th Century buildings downtown. Earlier this week, the mayor brokered a deal with local developers Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown to purchase four of the seven historic Whiskey […]

Council Receives ‘Fact Sheet’ on Whiskey Row Deal

Hours before the Louisville Metro Council meets to vote on an emergency ordinance to preserve a strip of 19th Century buildings downtown, the mayor’s office has provided members with an outline of the financial plan to save the historic block. But Republican members say they are still unwilling to support waiving council rules to approve […]