Category Archives: historic landmark

Brennan House and Levy Building get historical markers

The Brennan House, 631 S. 5th St., and the Levy Building, 235 W. Market St., have been awarded historical markers by the Kentucky Historical Society. The markers will be dedicated later this month.

Preservation Kentucky awards Bingham and Bruckheimer

Edith Bingham and Linda Bruckheimer are to be honored for their contributions to the preservation of Kentucky’s heritage at Preservation Kentucky’s Annual Meeting and Reception on Friday, April 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Whiskey Row Lofts, 131 W. Main St. The meeting portion of the event will be from 6-6:30 p.m. with awards for […]

Weekend visual art events

On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m., the Louisville Historical League will be handing out awards to individuals and groups who have contributed to Louisville history in 2011. Award recipients include Steve Porter, who will receive the LHL Founder’s Award; J. Blaine Hudson, Ken Clay, and Mervin Aubespin, authors of the new book “Two Centuries […]

Preservation Louisville & Fairness Campaign increase awareness of historic LGBT sites

To further celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fairness Campaign, Preservation Louisville is partnering with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization to increase awareness of historic LGBT sites in Louisville. Along with spotlighting 105 W. Main St., which is a Louisville Local Landmark and part of the “Whiskey Row Historic District” in the National Register of Historic Places, […]

Green Building to hold LEED plaque ceremony

In honor of its LEED Platinum certification earlier this year by the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC), The Green Building, 732 E. Market St., 561-1162, will host an official plaque ceremony and exhibition reception for the public on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-9 p.m. (plaque ceremony at 6 p.m.). Presented by the Kentucky Chapter of the […]

Preservation Louisville & Macy’s “Shop for a Cause”

Preservation Louisville, 631 S. Fifth St., is partnering with Macy’s to “Shop for a Cause” on Aug. 27. Purchase a $5 card from Preservation Louisville and receive up to 20% off items purchased at Macy’s on that day. All proceeds from the card purchase go directly to Preservation Louisville. Contact Preservation Louisville at 502-540-5146 or […]

Downtown preservation district proposed

According to the Courier-Journal, The Neighborhood Planning and Preservation advocacy group wants to establish a downtown preservation district, with boundaries of Ninth Street, Breckinridge Street, Interstate 65 and the Ohio River, that would offer greater protection to historic buildings. The preservation district would be similar to districts in such neighborhoods as the Cherokee Triangle, Old […]

Full Moon Ghost Tour @ Old Louisville Visitors Center

Friday, July 15 Visitors Center 218 W. Oak St. • 637-2922 $25; 9 p.m. According to history buff David Domine, Old Louisville is quickly gaining a reputation for being the most haunted neighborhood in the country. “Old Louisville is the perfect spot for a ghost tour, because nowhere else in the country do you […]

Weekend visual art events

The Communities of Southern Indiana are presenting an Art Trolley Hop on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Trolleys will leave all day from the Howard Steamboat Museum on the hour and the Arts Council of Southern Indiana and Hidden Hill on the 1/2 hour. $15 includes admission and transportation to all three locations. […]

Preservation Louisville’s Top 10 lists

Preservation Louisville has announced its 2011 Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places & Top 10 Preservation Successes. A “most endangered” list is a preservation tool for recognizing sites with historic, cultural or archaeological significance that are directly threatened or in immediate danger of being lost. “Preservation Successes” recognizes the preservation projects that have successfully rehabilitated and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekender: Dec. 11-12

•$20 Art Show Saturday, Dec. 11 Clifton Art Supply 2044 Frankfort Ave. Free; 6-9 p.m. This Christmas, I’m saying no to gift cards, smelly lotions and mind-numbing gadgets. I’d actually like to take a pass on the entire holiday, but the holly-and-mistletoe-oozing freaks around me have denied my request. Jolly bastards. So I’m going to […]

Visual art weekend events

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 812-944-7336, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is hosting its next Family Fun Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. They will be making Knit Glove Pals, using glue, yarn, needle & thread, a Ping Pong ball, buttons, pom poms, and birdseed. Parents should bring […]

Film on Bowling Green’s Quonset Auditorium to be shown locally

“Rovers Wrestlers and Stars: The Quonset Auditorium in Post-WW II Kentucky” is a 35-minute documentary film by Amber Ridington. It chronicles the life of Bowling Green’s Quonset Auditorium, which served local legends and national stars in the post-WW II entertainment boom. Through oral histories, archival photographs and audio recordings, the film provides a glimpse into 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 […]

Walking tour of Whiskey Row

Preservation Louisville and Louisville Historical League has a walking tour of Whiskey Row (100 block of W. Main St.) on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. It begins at the PARC parking garage at 1st and Main Sts. The tour is free for Preservation Louisville and Louisville Historical League members; others can become a member […]