The Louisville Guide

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Princeton Architectural Press, Sep 9, 2004 - Architecture - 449 pages
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Louisville is one of the overlooked gems of American architecture, a city of Southern charm and grace with a catalog of buildings by such masters as K.H. Burnham, Bruce Goff, and Herb Greene. An important destination for people interested in everything from colonial to postmodern architecture, this riverfront city is historically rich, while being beautifully planned with a boulevard and park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Louisville Guide takes readers on a journey through the city, describing its most notable buildings while providing a complete overview of its architectural history. Essays by Louisville scholars Grady Clay and Edie Bingham add color and life to the story of the city and its makers. From Carrere and Hastings's Memorial Hall to Michael Graves's Humana Building, The Louisville Guide offers visitors and residents alike never-before published scholarship of the city's rich architectural heritage.
  

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Great guide - Have a comment about the Milam Tandy House. My great aunt, Glady Tandy, lived in the house after Milam died, until 1986; nothing is noted about her and the personal history behind the house. Upon Glady's death, with the encouragement of Glady's hateful nemisis Diane Scudder, the Milam Tandy home was sold. Diane Scudder wanted nothing to do with the home her husband (and his sister) inherited, since Gladys and Diane did not get along because of Diane's mental illness. Nonetheless, the home, thankfully, landed in the hands of its current owner who has restored it back to its original beautiful state. Thankfully the home now is one of the local treasures of Louisville, Kentucky. 

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
11
Building and Rebuilding Louisville 17871900
15
Louisville Modernism Gregory A Luhan
23
Contemporary Louisville David Mohney
31
Notes on Preservation History in Louisville Edith Bingham
37
Olmsteads Louisville Landscapes Susan M Rademacher
45
The Urban Context as Battleground Grady Clay
53
Olmsted Parks
389
Museums
392
Carnegie Libraries
393
Historic Houses
396
Modern Houses
400
Bibliography
402
List of Contributors
405
Image credits
407

Building Descriptions
59
Tours
385
College Campuses
386
Old Louisville
388
Index
408
List of Maps
449
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David Mohoney is Helen Edwards Abell Chair in Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky.

Dennis Domer is the Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Kentucky.

Gregory Luhan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.

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