History of the Parkland Neighborhood

Economic Revitalization of Main Street

Louisville's urban core underwent an impressive change between the 1970s and now. During the 1960s Main Street was largely vacant. Urban sprawl drew commerce, industry, and people away from the center and towards the suburban developments ringing the city. Beginning in the 1970s groups of individuals, and organizations saught to revitalize West Main Street. Today their success is evident. By contrasting images taken decades apart, this small exhibit hopes to highlight some of the more important buildings that have helped make Main Street the culturally vibrant place it is today.


Created by Steve Edwards and Thomas Skaggs