Germantown according to Gus Ballard

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Gus Ballard's Germantown backyard in 1996. (Courtesy Lawrence Harris)
Gus Ballard's Germantown backyard in 1996. (Courtesy Lawrence Harris)

Louisville is a little less weird without Gus Ballard’s Germantown backyard folk-art installation. Photographer Lawrence Harris documented the alleyway spectacle in 1996. The collection of anything and everything no longer exists. Anyone have more details? (Via Kaintuck.)

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Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden is a writer and architectural designer living in Brooklyn. After graduating from the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Branden practiced architecture in Louisville where he worked on several large LEED Certified buildings. Branden is the senior web editor at The Architect’s Newspaper, where he covers architecture, design, and urbanism. He has also written about design for Designers & Books, sustainability for Inhabitat, and architecture for the American Institute of Architects. He founded Broken Sidewalk in 2007, an online collaborative promoting architecture and urbanism in Louisville, Kentucky and the Midwest.


  1. Am in Philly for the weekend and wandered thru something similar, . Am disappointed I never had a chance to see in Louisville.

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