Category Archives: historic preservation

Iron (Quarter) Man

In this week’s edition of LEO, we focus on the ongoing fight over the potential demolition of the historic Iron Quarter. The revelation that developer Todd Blue asked the city for permission to destroy the cast-iron buildings has ignited a fierce fight over the 19th Century structures. Besides becoming downtown eyesores, it also appears that […]

Weekend Art and History Attack!

Historian/City Councilman Tom Owen is giving a free Germantown and Schnitzelburg neighborhood history talk on Friday, July 24 from 7-8 p.m. at The 930 at 930 Mary St. Photographer Joseph De Sciose is conducting a Garden Photography workshop on Saturday, July 25 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Rd., Crestwood, 241-4788. $75 […]

Preservation Louisville’s Top 10

Preservation Louisville has named Louisville’s “Top 10 Preservation Successes” and “Top 10 Endangered Historic Places.” Some of the successes are the U.S. Marine Hospital, Corbett’s Restaurant and the Henry Clay building. Endangered places include shotgun houses, the Park Hill district and the Iron Quarter.

Old Louisville Holiday House Tour tickets reduced

The 33nd Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour is selling tickets in July. Regular price is $25; on July 11 & 12, the tickets are $15. Purchase at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in St. James Ct. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 718-2764 for more information.

New Historic Locust Grove documentary

Local independent filmmaker Brent Humes has made a short documentary about Historic Locust Grove. Go to for more information.

“Preserving Louisville’s Past, Present & Future”

May is National Preservation Month. We have a lot to celebrate as Louisville has over 14,200 historic structures. Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring a Preservation Month Event with the Louisville Historical League called “Preserving Louisville’s Past, Present & Future.” Speakers include Marianne Zickuhr, Executive Director of Preservation Louisville and Bob Griffith, President of the Board of […]