Proposal for Downtown Historic District Takes First Steps

The preservation group Neighborhood Planning and Preservation is now drafting boundaries it plans to propose as the new Downtown Preservation District. NPP said the boundaries are fair, but there is some concern. “I think the proposal for the downtown zone that was described is much, much, much too large,” said Councilman Tom Owen, whose district […]

Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Listen to the story: Early next month, a panel of preservationists will select a house in Louisville to be rehabilitated under a new project called Preservation S.O.S.—Save Our Shotguns. It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan: […]

Preservation Group Makes Last Stand at The Old Elmo’s Bar Building

A small group of preservationists made a last stand today outside of the old Elmo’s Bar building on Main Street.  The building is scheduled to be torn down and as WFPL’s Dalton Main reports, owner and developer Todd Blue officially has permission to demolish it as of Thursday. The 30-day waiting period mandated for the […]

Preservation Louisville Unveils Top 10 Lists

Preservation Louisville revealed their annual top ten lists Thursday and announced the removal of the Whiskey Row buildings from 105-119 W. Main St from the endangered buildings list. Executive Director Marianne Zickuhr says Whiskey Row has been an important achievement for the organization. “Knowing that we had both entities the preservation successes list and the […]

Preservation Louisville Encourages Followers To Attend City Budget Hearings

Preservation groups have criticized a deal between the mayor’s office and developer Todd Blue. Preservation Louisville director Marianne Zickuhr says she hopes Louisvillians will ask the mayor about the issue at the upcoming budget hearings.

Whiskey Row Block Dominates Preservation Louisville Lists

by Gabe Bullard Preservation Louisville has released its annual lists of the ten most endangered historic places and top ten preservation successes. Topping the list of successes was Patrick O’Shea’s at 2nd and Main Streets. Topping the endangered list was the as-yet undeveloped Iron Quarter, directly to the east. Many of the most endangered buildings […]

Group Lists City's Most Endangered Historic Places

A Louisville group identified the city’s 10 most endangered historic places along with some positive news. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Preservation Louisville released the list today along with the city’s top 10 preservation successes. The group praises the renovation of the US Marine Hospital in the Portland neighborhood and Corbett’s, an eastern Louisville restaurant […]