Preserving Louisville’s Shotgun Houses

It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods…the shotgun. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan: one room wide, three to five rooms in a row with doorways often on the same side of the house. One common belief is that the name shotgun… Continue reading Preserving Louisville’s Shotgun Houses

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:… Continue reading Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

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… Continue reading Group Lists City's Most Endangered Historic Places