Another correctly identified sidewalk photo from Wednesday. Nicely done John who located the photo as Hillcrest Avenue looking towards Field Avenue in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. Here’s a new sidewalk photo to take you through the weekend. On a separate note, I will be back in Louisville (Friday and several days following) roaming around the sidewalks looking for interesting things to photograph and write about (rain or shine, as long as the rain isn’t torrential). If you have any ideas for stories, know a bit of info that could lead somewhere, or have a photo of your own, just send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sol Aztecas on Fourth Street expected to open next month (Fox 41)
- Irish Hill Mediative Urbanism proposals to be displayed Oct. 15 (Wave 3)
- U of L one of two KY universities to get B+ eco-friendliness rating (H-L via Fat Lip)
- One last word on shutting down unauthorized vendors at St. James (LEO)
- Jeff. County gas station moratorium proposal killed by sponsor (C-J)
- Home of the Innocents nearly reaches goal for $33M expansion (C-J)
- Sculptor Ed Hamilton to discuss Lincoln statue on Oct. 21 & 24 (C-J)
- ‘Tree saver’ ordinance hopes to hold ‘renegade developers’ accountable (Fox 41)
- List says Louisville 52nd smartest of 55 largest U.S. cities (Ville Voice, Fat Lip)
- Lou ranks high on list of nation’s top home price gainers (Lou Homes)
- Train jumps tracks crossing West Muhammad Ali Blvd (WLKY)
- Ten interesting facts about bicycle transportation (FABB via Streetsblog.net)
- Car-free experiment leads to rainy weather biking tactics (Pedalaround)
- Men and women rate the most distracting driving behaviors (Chi Tri)
- American Planning Assoc. releases 2009 list of great streets (APA)
- Remember that Louisville’s West Main Street made the 2008 list (Broken Sidewalk)
- James Howard Kunstler talks about Jane Jacobs on his podcast (KunstlerCast)
- Could these ‘straw legos’ help strawbale construction go mainstream? (TreeHugger)
- And check out this straw bale sculpture at New Albany’s Carnegie Center (N & T)
- These fancy solar-asphalt-shingles look pretty amazing (Yale e360, openalex)
- Should architect’s go back to designing ‘letter-shaped’ buildings? (TreeHugger)
This shot is taken from the edge of the Liberty Green development on South Shelby Street between East Liberty and Marshall Street.
I know the area well, having formerly lived in the Phoenix Place apartments and now in Butchertown. A note about the picture. There is a KY864 sign on that pole, but this street no longer serves that route.
KY864 has been much maligned (bad pun intended) since the closing up of several streets in the Phoenix Hill area. The route once ran north on Campbell and south on Shelby. It it currently routed over onto the Chestnut Street Corridor to the 100 and 200 blocks of Baxter Avenue where it meets it terminus at US31E, known as Baxter Avenue in this vicinity.
I've tried to track the rerouting of state and federal highways over the years. Another one in this area and that to the south was US42, which now ends at the intersection of Main, Story, and Baxter, although that end is not very well marked. At one time US 42 departed the Main/Market corridor and ran south on Clay Street out to the Kentucky/Breckinridge corridor, and from there west over to KY1020, known to most people as 2nd or 3rd Street.
I'm not sure who is responsible for taking down the signs when they are no longer appropriate. A number of the old KY864 remain on streets which are no longer a part of that route.
cool observation, jeff. i like that the sign stayed, personally.