Preservation Louisville – March Newsletter

Preservation Louisville, Inc.
March 2014 Newsletter
Preservation Louisville
In This Issue

Call To Action: Vote NO on H.R. 1459
H.R. 1459: “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.”
Preservationists need to make their voices heard today and tomorrow!

This bill poses a threat to our public lands and America’s heritage. It would do away with fundamental provisions in the Antiquities Act, and it would undermine Presidential authority to act swiftly to protect iconic historical, cultural, and natural sites. The Antiquities Act has been used by Democratic and Republican Presidents to preserve and protect cultural and historic places such as the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Acadia, Zion, Grand Teton, and Olympic National Parks.

H.R. 1459 blocks a president’s ability to act quickly to preserve lands of public interest. It places limits on the number of monuments a president can designate using the Antiquities Act. The bill, for the first time, requires Congress to approve monument designations.

For more information, and to make your voice heard please visit

  HP Tax
Saturday April 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Did you know the State of Kentucky’s historic tax credit, established in 2005, is one of the strongest in the country?  According to the Kentucky Heritage Council,
“To date a total of 425 historic rehabilitation projects have been reviewed through this program.  These represent a private investment of $341,614,364 in historic rehabilitation in Kentucky.” Come learn more about this important incentive program and how it can help you!
This is a hands-on, active learning workshop and class size is limited!
Workshop: $30
Preservation Louisville Members: $20
Register Here!

Greening the Older Home
Saturday April 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by architect Gary Kleier, this workshop will explore components of a historic home and highlight how preservation can be the ultimate in “green” living. With 33 years of experience, and specialties in historic renovation, restoration and applying green concepts in historic structures, Kleier is sure to help those dealing with rehabilitation issues in a historic home who are interested in achieving environmentally friendly results in the most cost efficient manner.
Workshop: $30
Preservation Louisville Members: $20
Register Here!

Now Taking Nominations Preservation Louisville’s “Top Ten” lists!
Now is your chance to make a difference! Preservation Louisville is now taking nominations for both our 2014 Top Ten Lists: “Louisville’s Top 10 Endangered Historic Places” and “Louisville’s Top 10 Preservation Successes.” If you know of a property in need of some serious TLC, or if you have a wonderful preservation success story we want to hear about it. You have the chance to make a positive difference in the community through the power of preservation!
Check out the 2013 “Louisville’s Top 10 Endangered Historic Places” and the 2013 “Louisville’s Top 10 Preservation Successes” here!
Please send all nominations to

Mayor’s Give-a-Day Louisville
Sunday April 13, 2014
Support Preservation Louisville & The Brennan House
and volunteer a day of service!
Mayor’s Give-A-Day on April 13th 12-5pm


Beautify The Brennan House


On April 13th, 12-5pm, we will be working in the garden of this beautiful historic home to get it ready for the warm weather. Bring your gloves, trowels, cultivators, and any other gardening tools you may need. Louisville loves landmarks!

Show your love by joining us for a day of gardening!

At Preservation Louisville, we have a goal to spread our message of preservation to the 200+ neighborhoods that make up the Louisville Community. We are inviting all interested volunteers to the Brennan House on Saturday April 13th between 12-5pm, as their first stop to pick up information. Volunteers form teams that will be provided with door hangers to hand out in the neighborhoods of their choosing.

Help us Keep Louisville Historic and Pound the Pavement for Preservation!

As a special “thanks” – the first 5,000 people who use to volunteer for
a project or report their own service will be eligible to receive a free grounds ticket to the
Aug. 4 practice round at the 2014 PGA Championship at Louisville’s Valhalla Golf Club.
Contact Us
Marianne Zickuhr
Executive DirectorPreservation Louisville
631 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202Phone: 502.540.5146

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