Steve Wiser

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Steve Wiser, AIA, is a local architect and author of Louisville 2035, a vision of the city in the year 2035. His most recent book is Modern Houses of Louisville. He has been an active participant in urban planning for over 30 years.
While Louisville is known as a great place in which to live, and there are many nice houses in the metro area, the city has also lost many fine homes over its history due to fire, urban renewal, and demolition. Next...
Louisville's most famous facade-without-a-building might be the Heigold House facade, currently adorning the northern terminus of Frankfort Avenue at River Road as a monument in the roadway. But what's the story behind the facade? Christian H. Heigold was born in...
  In two Louisville-area parks sit small remnants of our community’s past that most thought had been lost forever. Nestled among the trees at a side entrance into Cherokee Park, two stone gateposts look like they've been there forever. At the Alta...
  Colonel Sanders definitely started Kentucky Fried Chicken; George Garvin Brown definitely began bottling bourbon in bottles; and David Jones and Wendell Cherry definitely founded Humana. There is no question how these legendary local businesses originated. Not so with the Louisville Slugger...
Stimulating economic vitality and advancing the Louisville region’s quality of life must be the ultimate goal of the transportation strategy behind Move Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer's in-the-works long-range multimodal transportation plan. To achieve this desired outcome, a "high-line" tram along the city's...
Towering high-rises clustered to form an overwhelming skyline. Train tunnels under the Ohio River. And a massive state capitol building dominating the city center. Sound impressive? If constructed, these and other exciting projects would have resulted in a downtown Louisville...