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July 2nd

Forgotten Foundations: Louisville's Lost Architecture

  • Location: Filson Historical Society, The
  • 1310 S. 3rd St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  • Phone: (502) 635-5083

Forgotten Foundations: Louisville's Lost Architecture

recurring event

Downtown Louisville is the foundation and heart of the city, central to daily life for much of its history, but in recent years many of its historic buildings have been lost. The Filson will explore the rise, fall, and revitalization of the urban core in our exhibit Forgotten Foundations: Louisville’s Lost Architecture.

Downtown became a hub for many businesses in a post-Civil War building boom. Grand buildings with intricate architectural details were a visual symbol of Louisville’s growing economic power. But as people and businesses relocated to the suburbs, downtown saw a major decline. Buildings once seen as architectural gems were now perceived as outdated. Urban renewal and the expansion of expressways meant that many buildings foundational to the city were demolished.

This exhibit will remember what was lost through architectural and photographic records left behind. Louisville once again asks what will happen to downtown, as the pandemic emptied it of many of its workers. How can downtown remain a viable hub and historic buildings preserved to meet the needs of a changing city? Revitalization efforts have the potential to create a thriving downtown that is the heart of the city.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

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