Preservation Louisville and the Louisville Historical League will be hosting a walking tour of the Iron Quarter block threatened with demolition in Downtown. The groups will meet Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 PM at the parking garage at First and Main Streets.
Admission is free for members of either organization, but anyone can go and sign up at the event. Individual membership is $35 for Preservation Louisville and $20 for the Louisville Historical League. Membership for students and seniors is $15 for both.
Progress on the efforts to save the buildings will be discussed along with the history of the block. Here’s some info from the press release:
Members of Preservation Louisville, Inc. and the Louisville Historical League will gather to take a walking tour of the 100 Block of West Main Street, called “Whiskey Row” in downtown Louisville. Whiskey Row is a historic row of attached buildings built approximately between 1852 and 1905. Architects include Henry Whitestone, John Andrewartha (City Hall) and D. X. Murphy (Churchill Downs). The Whiskey Row district is one of the most popular and well-known areas of Louisville Metro and currently 7 of the buildings on the block are in danger of demolition.