The days are numbered for the old Omer Carmichael Elementary School turned University of Louisville Health Science Classroom. The building on the corner of Hancock Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd. is scheduled to undergo asbestos abatement in preparation for its ultimate demolition.
The area is rapidly transforming with the construction of the Liberty Green neighborhood and biomedical research facilities, and the bashful 1961 school by D. X. Murphy & Brother doesn’t seem to be in the master plan. Oh well, the building is bland and built without urban aspirations in a time when suburban growth was off the charts. A pink granite fountain in the building’s central courtyard will be saved and reused in the research building across the street.