Preservation Louisville – Save Our Shotguns

Preservation S.O.S
 Save Our Shotguns Event!

November 17th at 2:00 pm 

Preservation Louisville will host an event on Saturday, November 17, 2012 to highlight the inaugural Preservation S.O.S.- Save Our Shotguns project. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity main office (1620 Bank St.) in Portland. The office is located in the historic Tip Top Bakery building, which was given an award by Preservation Louisville this year as one of Louisville’s Top Ten Preservation Successes. The event will include a presentation about the Preservation S.O.S. shotgun home project, as well as the history of shotgun homes and their impact on Louisville. Following the presentation, there will be a walking tour that will feature elements such as the Main Street corridor, Louisville’s first Olmstead park, and will highlight how development has impacted the Portland neighborhood.


ShotgunTHE EVENT BEGINS AT 2:00 P.M.   




STOPPING AT 2741 MAIN ST. at 3:00 P.M. 


During the walking tour another presentation will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Preservation S.O.S. project site (2741 W. Main St.), a shotgun home owned by the Shepperson family. Coincidentally, Bob Shepperson worked at the historic Tip Top Bakery. He and his wife Donna will be on hand to talk about their home. The presentation at the shotgun house at 2741 Main St. will focus on the Preservation S.O.S. façade and window restoration project.  The walking tour will continue after the stop at the Shepperson home and will end back at the Habitat for Humanity main office. Individuals who would rather not participate in the walking tour can meet at Habitat for Humanity at 2:00 p.m. and again at the project site (2741 W. Main St.) at 3:00 p.m.



These Save Our Shotguns

T-Shirts are $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Preservation S.O.S program!

Preservation Louisville’s program, “Preservation S.O.S. SAVE OUR SHOTGUNS” is meant to educate our community about Louisville’s large inventory of historic shotgun houses and what role they played in Louisville’s history. Preservation S.O.S is a program that will work with the owner/s of a shotgun home to help them maintain their property and restore its historic significance. Preservation Louisville hopes to teach not only shotgun homeowners, but also the entire community about the importance of this housing inventory. We are thrilled to be working with the Portland Pride program through Habitat for Humanity and New Directions Housing.

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As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state, and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.


Crime Maps – Week of 10-21-12

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Preservation Louisville – Workshop Stained Glass

Hands on History Workshop
November 10

Preservation Louisville
The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202


Saturday November 10, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
ADMISSION: $20 for Preservation Louisville members; $30 for non-members

This is a hands-on, active learning workshop and class size is limited.

Advance registration is required!

Our November Hands on History workshop will cover the basic steps taken to restore a historic stained glass window. Participants will learn methods and techniques of repair using standard tools and equipment for traditional stained glass windows.

A stained glass window in any building (historic or contemporary) is a work of art that should be respected and cherished. R.L. Deeg, of Ol’ House Experts, loves to work with this medium and understands how important it is to keep these pieces of artwork maintained and looking beautiful for all to enjoy.
When restoring stained glass windows, Rhonda believes in repairing only what is necessary. Most windows only need cleaning and maintenance. Rhonda follows the standards and guidelines for the preservation of historic stained glass set forth and published by the Stained Glass Association of America for all work.

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As Metro Louisville’s citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy. Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources. For more information,

BNA Meeting and Chili at the Firehouse !

The Beechmont Neighborhood Association and the Firefighters would like to invite you to the annual Firehouse Chili Dinner on Monday, November 19 at 6:00pm located at the Firehouse on Ashland Ave at 5th Street. The Beechmont board elections take place at 7:00. The requirements for joining the board start with a desire to improve this Neighborhood, 2nd; is that you are a current member of the Association and 3rd is that you live within the boundaries of Beechmont. Fire Sale ! BNA will be selling t-shirts, caps and visors $6 each or two for $11.00.

Jack O Lantern Stroll ! Friday Night Slugger Field

Jack O’Lantern Stroll

Dreams With Wings is hosting the 12th annual Jack O’Lantern Stroll

2500 Lighted Pumpkins !

Free Admission but Donations go directly to help Dreams with Wings

Friday, October 26
At Louisville Slugger Field
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

  • Pumpkins

  • Contents

  • Music

  • Characters

  • Goodies

  • Trick or Treating

Thank you sponsors!

Crime Maps

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Haunted Places around Louisville

And don’t forget the Headless Woman of Iroquois Park…

Dark Side of the Falls