A (blocked) sidewalk in Louisville. (Branden Klayko)
A (blocked) sidewalk in Louisville. (Branden Klayko)
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A (blocked) sidewalk in Louisville. (Branden Klayko)
A (blocked) sidewalk in Louisville. (Branden Klayko)

Double kudos to Mark for not only correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo but also using his bike in the process! The (missing) sidewalk view was on 16th Street looking north toward Portland Avenue in the Shippingport neighborhood. Here’s another sidewalk ready to be identified in the comments.

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  1. This seems almost like a trick question, because Hamilton, Barrett Ave. and Lexington Rd. converge (perhaps not simultaneously) in this area. So, I guess this part is already Barrett, looking down Hamilton?

  2. That dead end of Hamilton was at one time the headquarters of The Strassel Company, one of the finest interior decorating firms in Louisville. The buildings were worn, drafty clapboard shotguns, shoddy warehouses and workspaces. An aunt of mine worked there and I visited often when I was young. There were skeins of beautiful fabric tossed here and there, antiques piled together, carpenters carrying slabs of dark wood, space heaters, cracked windows in imperfect sashes, dust and the odor of deep history. Something about that wild and lovely place informed much of my aesthetics. It taught me that true class and style have a kind of shabbiness, a sense of rich decay, patina – what the Japanese call ‘mono no aware’ and ‘sabi.’ There is much to learn from that for architects and urban planners…

  3. I believe the street is actually still Lexington @ this point, just before it merges with Barret Ave. @Clay

  4. Hamilton and Lexington’s convergence in front of the Eagle Paper Company building???