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.


One Response

  1. You were expecting maybe the NRA ?

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