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We’re pleased to announce the first ever Broken Sidewalk Contest. We’ll be giving away a copy of a limited edition book produced by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-CKC). The tome was first published in 1912 and a first edition is exceedingly rare. Now you can have your own reprint of the classic Catalogue of the First Exhibition—1912 courtesy of the Broken Sidewalk.

Only 150 copies were printed in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the AIA-CKC, which was founded in 1908. This book contains 156 pages and is not being sold in stores. The cover of the book is shown above.

The book is filled is historic photos and renderings of architecture designed by the local chapter. Most of the examples are from Louisville and some are from across the nation. Many vintage advertisements, mostly illustrated, are also found in the book. We included a couple examples of the book’s contents of built, unbuilt, and demolished buildings. The top picture was a proposed office building that never got built, the middle shows an advertisement encouraging architects to include electricity in their design, and the bottom picture shows the hoppin’ 4th Street Live of the turn of the century.

There’s much, much more you’ll want to check out in this book. To enter the competition, simply send us an email with your name, age, and occupation to contests@brokensidewalk.com with “1912 Catalogue Contest” in the subject line. Your information is private and will be strictly confidential, we just want to learn a little about our readers. Only one entry per person, please. The contest closes on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 5:00pm at which time we’ll randomly select a winner. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, December 12 (12-12 for 1912, eh?). Good luck to all who enter!

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  1. Hope this site grows with interest. I think it could be very useful to planners in the area.

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