Louisville's Butchertown, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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Located just ease of downtown Louisville, Butchertown is a fascinating mix of architectural styles, businesses, and history. The neighborhood is named for the early Louisville butchers who found the area's strategic location on Beargrass Creek and its proximity to the Frankfort and Shelbyville turnpikes ideal for their operations. The link to butchers was further solidified when the Bourbon House, later called the Bourbon Stock Yard, was established in 1834, anchoring Butchertown as Louisville's meatpacking ...

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Overview

Located just ease of downtown Louisville, Butchertown is a fascinating mix of architectural styles, businesses, and history. The neighborhood is named for the early Louisville butchers who found the area's strategic location on Beargrass Creek and its proximity to the Frankfort and Shelbyville turnpikes ideal for their operations. The link to butchers was further solidified when the Bourbon House, later called the Bourbon Stock Yard, was established in 1834, anchoring Butchertown as Louisville's meatpacking neighborhood. Many points of interest can be found amid the predominantly brick historic homes, including the Last Chance Tavern, the Oertel Brewery, and the Thomas Edison House Museum. Discover Vernon Lanes, one of the four oldest bowling alleys in the country, which has been in operation since 1886 on Story Avenue. Some photographs illustrate the immense damage done by floodwaters in 1937 and 1945. Also pictured are a floodwall built as a result of the 1937 flood and interstate construction during the 1960s, both of which greatly altered the character of the neighborhood.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738566658
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,389,690
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Author Edna Kubala selected images from the University of Louisville Archives, church archives, and private collections. With many previously unpublished photographs, Images of America: Louisville's Butchertown provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the neighborhood's residents and highlights Butchertown's transition through the past century.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Butchertown 11

2 Business 25

3 Disastrous Flooding 43

4 Religious Life, Education, and Recreation 59

5 People and Places around the Neighborhood 87

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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