816 East Main Street Demolished
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A decrepit one-story building on East Main Street is no more. A Broken Sidewalk tipster wrote in a little while back to tell us about an intent to demolish poster spotted on the structure, and reported that last week, the building finally came down.

816 East Main Street Demolished
816 East Main Street Demolished. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

Architecturally unimportant, the concrete block building was set back from the sidewalk and covered in graffiti. The roof had partially caved in and the boards covering the window openings had fallen off, too. It’s nice when a demolition in urban Louisville actually takes down a building worth razing.

Our tipster reports this morning that the property owner was spotted spreading hay on the now vacant lot to prevent mud from washing off the site. The PVA lists the owner as Zax Properties, managed by Robert Zax, a Louisville dermatologist. Apparently, there are no plans for the land in the short-term, but eventually the owner envisions a mixed-use commercial and residential infill structure similar to what is commonly built in Boston today.

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Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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