Fourth Street

Fourth Street

Louisville becoming a more bike friendly city, but has room for...

(Editor’s Note: As you’ve likely noticed, Broken Sidewalk has been sidelined for several months. Last Spring, I was diagnosed with Leukemia and immediately went...

That time the Courier-Journal proposed bombing Downtown Louisville

On June 29, 1955, the Courier-Journal published an editorial accompanied by a photo of Rotterdam after it was destroyed by bombs during World War II....

Shifting Ground: The building and rebuilding of Louisville at Fourth and...

In June 2015, city officials cut the ribbon on a new street in Downtown Louisville—Guthrie Street. For half a century, a half-block of Guthrie...

Small signs of construction on Kindred’s headquarters expansion

It's been a slow start to construction at Kindred Healthcare's office park addition to Fourth Street. When we last peeked in back in April,...

Construction at McCrory’s building aimed at attracting tenants to Fourth Street

  It's been almost eight years since we've peered into the empty storefronts of the old McCrory's building at 544–548 South Fourth Street. Back in...

Giant crane continues prep for Brown Hotel’s new rooftop

Wedged behind the marquee of the Ohio Theater on Fourth Street, an enormous crane was spotted this morning hauling materials up and down the...

Learning from three decades of demolition at Spalding University

This week, the clock began ticking on a 30-day waiting period before Spalding University can demolish the former Puritan Uniform Rental complex at West...

Preservation Focus: Theaters: Rialto Theater

(Editor’s Note: Preservation Month 2016 might be over, but we're continuing our Focus on Preservation series highlighting some of the most storied theaters of Louisville.) Rialto...

Preservation Focus: Theaters: Macauley’s Theatre

(Editor's Note: As part of Preservation Month 2016, Broken Sidewalk is highlighting some of the most storied historic theaters of Louisville in an ongoing...