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Abandoned Places – Main Street, Old Louisville - Part 1 of 2

Here’s another gem from the past I’d forgotten about. Several years ago, while visiting family in the area, I took my daughter to explore a series of buildings in downtown Louisville I was surprised to see derelict. They were only a few blocks away from the YUM Center (Basketball arena) and in an area that had been full of clubs.

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Walking down the alley behind these buildings we spied an unusual sight


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Notice the tree growing out of the fire escape?

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In all honesty, some renovations had been started, but it seemed to be more of an after thought

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In the back of one building were two beautiful stained glass panels. This one was intact.

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In the early 1980’s, the City of Louisville, KY commissioned a local artist to make these super hard tiles to show what historic businesses had been located on Main Street - distilleries

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From the 1860’s to mid 1930’s, this alley would have been full of carts, wagons and trucks, hauling materials and products from the backs of the businesses here.

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Tomorrow – Moving around to the front doors
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