News Roundup: March 5, 2012

    5 49
    A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
    A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
    A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
    A sidewalk in Louisville. (UL Photographic Archives)

    And we’re back. Congratulations to Big Bad Bill from the Ville for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Shelby Street looking north toward East Chestnut Street in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood. This time, we have a real challenge for our mystery sidewalk. I spotted this photo labeled “Broken sidewalk, Louisville, Kentucky” while perusing the University of Louisville’s Photographic Archives which didn’t have a location specified and decided to bring it to all of you. I don’t know it’s location or what buildings still remain, but perhaps you do. There are a few clues on UL’s photo page. Discuss your guesses in the comments below.

    Local News

    • A tale of 3 cities: Louisville, Lexington, & Cincy. (MapGrapher)
    • Is weird weird enough? (The Paper)
    • Mayor Fischer kills loan for the Cordish Cos. (C-J)
    • Flame Run moving from Nulu to Glassworks building. (Consuming)
    • Actors Theater finished new Downtown artist dormitory. (WFPL)
    • Home of the Innocents opens therapy pool to public use. (Paper)
    • Mayor still working to establish a tree advisory board. (Watchdog Earth)
    • Historical marker finally to be posted at Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home. (WFPL, V-V)
    • TARC repairs windows at Union Station to increase energy efficiency. (C-J)
    • Former rowing club facility to be renovated. (WFPL)
    • UL considers tax revenue incentives for main campus. (WFPL)
    • EPA unveils draft model for Floyds Fork watershed. (WFPL)
    • Even in mild winters, Lou’s salt usage could affect waterways. (WFPL)
    • Group pushes for a local children’s museum. (LouKy)
    • Louisville’s mega-park. (Atlantic Cities)
    • Louisville: Vice City. (Urbanophile)
    • LDMD recognizes 19 downtown projects. (Insider)
    • Take me to your leader: Interview with Greg Fischer. (LEO)
    • Underground cave thwarts 218-acre LG&E coal ash landfill. (LEO)
    • Truth about consequences: black students punished more often. (LEO)
    • Schnitzelberg’s centenary convenience store. (Highlander)
    Food & Drink
    • Fischer plans new goals for food policy advisory council. (WFPL)
    • Ambitious San Fran-inspired restaurant Decca close to opening. (Insider)
    • Volare owners convince Bistro Voliere to rename new restaurant. (Insider)
    • Beer is booming in the Bluegrass. (Insider)
    • Homestead is where the heart is. (Paper)
    • Jeffersonville restaurant loan program approved. (N&T)
    • At 91, Muth’s Candy Store is a proud downtown landmark. (Voice-Trib)
    • Dare to Care Kids Cafe opens in California neighborhood. (C-J)
    Transportation
    • Big Four Bridge gets contractor, estimate under budget. (N&T, KIPDA)
    • Cabbage Patch House covered in American Bicyclist mag. (Cycling for Lou)
    • Restored streetcars now desirable. (Governing)
    • Destined to fail: Rust Belt cities without rail. (Rust Wire)
    • The cost of urban freeways. (Better Cities)
    • Transportation costs made transparent. (Abogo)
    • Taking it to the streets with Chicago’s Gabe Klein. (Arch Paper)
    • Bicycles belong: A growing American way. (ITDP)
    • Hunting down your stolen bike. (Here & Now)
    • Who pinched my ride? Bike theft victim on a mission. (Outside)
    • Why we’ve made our roads faster, deadlier. (D Mag)
    • Do bike paths promote bike riding? (Atlantic Cities)
    • Dutch kids pedal their own bus to school. (Co.Exist)
    • For tech sector, bikes are the new cars. (Transport Nation)
    • Room for Debate: Making cities safer for cyclists & pedestrians. (NY Times)
    • Study: Only 28 percent of neighborhoods affordable. (Transport Nation)
    Other News
    • U.S. cities are losing 4 million trees a year. (Atlantic Cities)
    • The resurrection of the corner store. (Atlantic Cities)
    • Redeveloping “redfields:” New life for foreclosed properties. (APA)
    • How to solve the boomer retirement crisis. (Salon)
    • Historic buildings may be greener than you think. (NY Times)
    • Houses getting bigger, not smaller. (Urban Land)
    • Which states do young people like best? Not the ones you think. (Changing Gears)
    • Hunter S. Thompson-inspired Gonzo balcony. (Arch Paper)
    • Top planning trends of 2011-2012. (Planetizen)

    5 COMMENTS

    1. That’s correct. The only building pictured that is still standing is the tire dealership. Where the photographer is standing would today be the middle of the Chestnut St. extension. UofL incorrectly has the photo tagged as Broadway/Russell/California.

      -Eric

    2. Thanks for the identification help! As the metadata librarian at U of L, I cataloged this image and will correct the location as soon as possible. This was an unidentified and undated photo from a large collection, and I’d have to retrace my steps to see how I came up with Broadway. Corrections and comments are always welcome.

    Leave a Reply