Construction at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House
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Construction at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House on Sixth Street in Old Louisville is quickly advancing. Last time we checked in January, the project was little more than a giant hole in the ground, but today walls are shooting skyward, work on existing structures (several houses and the 1920s-era gymnasium) is well underway, and material mock-up panels have been set up.

Material mock-up panels at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House
Material mock-up panels at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

We took a look at the project renderings last time, but seeing miniature samples of the finished product provides another clue as to what the buildings will finally look like. Most larger construction projects feature these mini-panels (see them after the click) which allow construction crews to perfect their technique.

Most of the expansion at the Cabbage Patch won’t be visible from the street, but acts as a sort of carriage house that wraps to enclose an interior courtyard. The project represents the kind of infill that could be adapted to take place all over Louisville’s older residential neighborhoods: building multi-story carriage houses along the alley. It’s nice to see attention to detail and urban character paid where it could have been easily overlooked. The design work was done by K. Norman Berry Architects of West Main Street.

Construction at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House
Construction at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)
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