Today, after months of hard work, the first issue of The Louisville Lip is up/out! It’s an online magazine from and for people who love and care about Louisville. You know what, you should really just check it out for yourself–it’s pretty great to hear from some new voices!
The foodie holidays are here!
It’s a perfect time to break out those old photos and share stories. And if you run across any you’d like to share with us, we’ll be back next week after we recover from our food comas. Have a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!
Shibboleth Hall (in 1925) at 919 Baxter Ave. The first time this building makes an appearance in the City Directory is in 1909 as Highland Hall/Highland Amusement Company. Over the years it has housed the Scharfenburger Bros. grocers, a dance hall, a boxing gym, a novelty company, a sign and display business, [...]
Yes, we are aware those are not the exact lyrics but we could not resist.
This once larger building was formerly Dixie Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company at 990 Breckenridge Street in Germantown.
This photograph was taken in 1942 and the one below sometime in the 1960′s after part of the structure [...]
Here is the Commodore Apartments building, in the Bonnycastle neighborhood, being constructed in 1928. The sign out front touts the Commodore will be “…Louisville’s most modern fireproof apartment building.” It’s still there so we believe this statement to be true! The building, designed by Joseph & Joseph, was added to the National Register of Historic Places [...]
Amy, The Belle of Beechmont, has been exploring the history of her neighborhood and came up with a um, kind of seedy story. While it’s great that pieces of our architectural history and Americana survive today, sometimes it gets transformed in a less-than-stellar way. Here’s Amy:
Today, the Louisville Manor Motel (4600 Dixie Highway) [...]
We found this photo of Good Shepherd Church in Portland taken during the infamous flood of 1937. It’s at 3511 Rudd Avenue and was The Church of Our Lady at the time. As a side note, this is one of the cutest streets we’ve visited!
It’s kind of amazing that everything still seems [...]
A photo of two houses in the process of being demolished on the corner of Broadway and Hancock. In 1949, although the cars probably gave that away. At this point they’ve just removed the roof and windows. Is this how we wreck buildings today?
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- Fourth Street Neighborhood
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- Iroquois Park
- Newspaper headline
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- St. Matthews
- Tyler Park
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