Filson Friday Legacy Reborn: The Historic Renovation of James Gaffney's River Road Home : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source





Loading your recommendations…

July 26th

Filson Friday Legacy Reborn: The Historic Renovation of James Gaffney's River Road Home

  • Location: Filson Historical Society, The
  • 1310 S. 3rd St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  • Time:
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Filson Friday Legacy Reborn: The Historic Renovation of James Gaffney's River Road Home

Many in Louisville say they have always wondered about Architect James Gaffney’s house on River Road, and what the house might look like on the inside. After remaining unoccupied since 1979, the Gaffney House underwent a total renovation from 2020 to 2023, with the goals of retaining and restoring the immense character of the home while making updates to its structure, mechanical systems, kitchen, and bathrooms. Architects Adriane Riesser and Kathryn Curtis from WorK Architecture + Design will present photos of the house throughout the renovation process, as well as discuss the technical updates that make the house modern and comfortable. They will also share historical photos of the interior and review how decisions were made to harmonize new tile, paint, and light fixtures to the original style of the home. WorK Architecture + Design worked in collaboration with owner Dr. Galen Weiss and Wilkinson Builders to renovate and modernize the historic Gaffney House.

Established in 2012, WorK Architecture + Design is a Louisville-based firm offering Architectural and Interior Design services on a variety of project types and scopes ranging from hospitality, housing, preservation, and adaptive reuse. At the heart of the business, WorK’s people are driven by passion to enhance the art and craft of Architecture, with a focus on elevating clients, neighborhoods, and cities. Adriane Riesser, AIA, and Kathryn Curtis, Associate AIA, are both Louisville natives and thrilled to have been involved with the Gaffney House renovation.

Participants are invited to view the Gaffney House on Saturday, July 27 during three open houses: 10:00-10:50 am, 11:00-11:50 am, or 12:00-12:50 pm. Each open house is capped at 20 participants. Limited parking will be available. The open house requires a separate registration; please visit filsonhistorical.org to register.

RelatedPartners

Filson Historical Society, The

The Filson’s exhibits share the stories of the Ohio River Valley using photographs, manuscripts,...