Category Archives: architecture

Gallery 104 hosting 2nd Friday event

Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in LaGrange, 502-222-3822, is holding a “Meet the Artist Night” on the June 10 2nd Friday from 6-9 pm. Artists will be available to display, demonstrate and discuss their work. Meet your favorite artist. Vote for the People’s Choice Award and Hourly Raffles.

Preservation Louisville to announce Top 10 lists

Preservation Louisville is announcing its annual “Top 10 Endangered Places & Top 10 Preservation Successes” lists on Thursday, May 12 at Whiskey Row Lofts, 127-131 W. Main St., at 10 a.m. Check the website for more information.

Whiskey Row Update from Preservation Louisville

SEVEN WHISKEY ROW BUILDINGS ARE NOT SAVED YET…  …but they have been given a short reprieve. Judge John Heyburn has allowed the owners of 121 West Main Street, immediately adjacent to developer Todd Blue’s holdings, and four preservation organizations, including Preservation Louisville, to intervene in the federal lawsuit related to the shocking early-February agreement entered […]

“Health and the Built Environment” at Sustainable City forum

The fifteenth forum of the Sustainable City Series, HEALTH AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, will be held on Thursday, February 24 beginning at 6:00 pm at Glassworks, 815 W Market St. Join us as DPZ Charlotte Director Tom Low and Nashville Health Impact Assessment Coordinator Jimmy Dills explore tools and techniques for examining and creating healthy, sustainable […]

Weekend visual arts events

The Free Family Fun Workshop at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, is making Story Quilts for African American History Month, and in conjunction with our current exhibit “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie.” Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 am-12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. […]

Whiskey Row okayed to be demolished

According to WHAS11, a settlement has been reached between developer Todd Blue and Louisville Metro regarding the cast-iron storefront buildings on Main St. known as Whiskey Row aka the Iron Quarter. Blue has been given permission to demolish the seven buildings that that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation Louisville says it […]

Architect Nathan Fuchs to speak at Carnegie

The Carnegie Center’s September 21 Lunch & Learn series will have architect Nathan Fuchs discuss Green Building Design from 12-1 p.m. Fuchs will discuss designing buildings with green design principles and integrating LEED and environmentally friendly design into both old and new buildings. Free but registration is required. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; […]

“Reflections on a Louisville Landmark” at LVAA

  “Reflections on a Louisville Landmark” is an exhibition showcasing the historical Louisville Water Tower and Pumping Station at 3005 River Rd. Shown from Sept. 3-Oct. 22. The Louisville Visual Art Association exhibition will feature a juried show of Water Tower themed artwork by local and regional artists, never-before-seen historical drawings and photographs, and a […]

‘Landmarks Through the Viewfinder’ @ Carnegie Center

Through Aug. 21 Carnegie Center for Art and History 201 E. Spring St., New Albany 812-944-7336 www.carnegiecenter.org One thing that makes this area such a great place to live is the abundance of historic architecture. Photographs capture “what was” and, hopefully, “what still is.” That’s the idea behind Indiana Landmarks’ traveling exhibition, “Landmarks Through the […]

“Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: 50 Years of Preservation in Southern Indiana” at the Carnegie

The Carnegie Center for Art and History at 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336, in New Albany is opening a new exhibit, “Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: 50 Years of Preservation in Southern Indiana,” on display July 23-Aug. 21. There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 23 from 6-8 pm.  To celebrate Indiana Landmarks’ 50th […]

Public hearing scheduled to landmark Whiskey Row

Preservation Louisville, 540-5146, has scheduled a meeting with the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission to discuss landmarking the buildings at 105-121 W. Main St. known as Whiskey Row. The public hearing on the proposed local landmark designation is 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28 at the Old Jail Courtroom, 514 W. Liberty St.

Preservation Louisville unveils hits and misses

Preservation Louisville, 631 S. 5th St., 550-7622, has unveiled its 2010 list of preservation successes and failures. Top 10 successes: Patrick O’Sheas, Riverside-Farnsley Moormen Landing chapel, Thomas Edison House, Fulton Conway SAR, Locust Grove, The Blind Pig, Firehouse at Shelby and Main, Howard Steamboat Museum, CQ Unlimited and trolley barns. The top 10 endangered properties […]

Victorian Arts Festival and Open House

  The Victorian Arts Festival and Community Appreciation Open House is at the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, 914 E. Main St., New Albany, (812) 944-9600, on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. Are you curious about the on-going interior restoration projects throughout the Culbertson Mansion? […]

Preservation Louisville Greenest Historic House Tour

Preservation Louisville, 540-5146, is offering its “Greenest Historic House Tour” on Wednesday, May 26 from 6-8 p.m. Architect Gary Kleier has turned rehabilitation of his Old Louisville home at 613 Floral Terrace into a multi-faceted project that utilizes cost-effective, environmentally friendly methods for heating and cooling systems, window restoration, roofing, interior finishes and more. Free for Preservation Louisville […]

St. Joseph Walking Tour

The St. Joseph Area Association is hosting a working tour of the neighborhood on Saturday, May 22. It will start at 9 a.m. a the corner of Bradley Ave. and Atwood St. The walk will cover a 1.5 mile loop through the neighborhood and will focus on several sites of historical interest. It will conclude […]

Phoenix Hill/NuLu tour to benefit Choices

On Saturday, May 22, a trolley tour of East Downtown’s Phoenix Hill/NuLu neighborhood districts will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The tour is a benefit for Choices, a special services program in Phoenix Hill that provides support to homeless women and families. Historian and architect Steve Wiser will guide this tour.  It will include […]

“The Architect’s Process” at the Urban Design Studio

The Urban Design Studio, 507 S. Third St., is showing “The Architect’s Process: Drawing and Sketches from the Beginning to End” by the American Institute of Architects, Central Kentucky Chapter. The opening Friday, May 7 during the First Friday Gallery Hop. It will be on display for the month of May.

“Preservation is Green: The Anatomy of a Historic Home”

Preservation Louisville’s Hands on History workshop and lecture series begins with “Preservation is Green: The Anatomy of a Historic Home” on Saturday, May 8 from 1-4 p.m. Led by architect Gary Kleier, the workshop will discuss the components of a historic home and will highlight how preservation is the ultimate in “green” living. With 33 […]

Meeting on the proposed Iron Quarter demolition at Preservation Louisville

May is National Preservation Month and there has never been a better time to talk about preservation in Louisville. Todd Blue, the owner of six buildings on West Main Street that are referred to as the Iron Quarter, has applied for a demolition permit for his buildings and plans to demolish them. These buildings are a major historic resource […]

U of L Research Building earns LEED certification

  The University of Louisville’s Clinical and Translational Research Building has received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation.