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Has Old Louisville reached it's potential?  Please let us know your opinions on the status of our neighborhood.    What, if anything, do you think needs to be changed?  Are there any problems that have not been addressed?  Do you have suggestions for the improvement of Old Louisville?  Do you have suggestions or comments about this web site?   People are listening! Go to our Feedback Form and speak out! 

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Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 31, 2004
 
08:17 PM

The world and Old Louisville United. Information .......http://www.southeastasia.united.co.uk/


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 31, 2004
 
05:26 PM

Happy New Year ! http://www.cyberfireworks.com.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, December 30, 2004
 
10:24 AM

I can now get http://www.oldlouisville.com on my cell or smartphone . Happy 2005 ! Old Louisville http://www.pdastreet.com more info. at http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
Carl Meeks
 
cmeeks@gibsoncounty.net
 
Sunday, December 26, 2004
 
10:44 PM

I am writing a book about H.G. Feruson he is buried there in Louisville. he owned a large factory in Fairfield IL. and was one of the stock holders in 7up and had an incondesecent lamp co. at one time. If there is a tie to your mansion please let me know, his famly roots seem to be unknown to us at this time.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, December 26, 2004
 
12:45 PM

Also try http://www.citysearch.com.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 24, 2004
 
09:38 PM

There are still party places in Louisville, you just need to know where to go. http://www.digitalcity.com. Type in Louisville, Kentucky or zip 40208.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
Jerry Melcher
 
jerrymelcher@wwc.com
 
Friday, December 24, 2004
 
03:08 AM

I grew up in Old Louisville in the late 1950's and watched my world disappear in the 1960's. The Rialto was my home away from home and all of 4th Street was my playground. Last I heard the Bohemian Chandelier from the Lobby is in a former Louisvillian's home in Overland Park, KS. Yes it's tough to look at these pictures and remember what was a great period in the history of an interesting city. What most people forget is that with the expansion of the suburbs, very little civic leadership was exhibited by the politicians and business leaders in the 1960's and 1970's. NO ONE CARED! As with anything, what drew people together in the past was business activity. Louisville dropped into a polarized scheznoid existence. In recent visits, there is more vitality in old Louisville than in recent decades. Louisville used to be known as the "party town", yes complete with big time swing bands and late nite jazz bars.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 17, 2004
 
09:29 PM

You can type in the name at http://www.google.com to try a search ! Or any search engine.


 
      
 
Heather Peart
 
heatherldavies@aol.com
 
Friday, December 17, 2004
 
04:27 PM

I am looking to contact an old friend from the past. THey were from Louisville. Is it possible to post any messages on the website. I do not know if they returned to Louisville. Phil Watts was stationed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England in 1975/6. He was my neighbour. I would love to contact him or his wife Phillis.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
 
08:06 AM

Some music would be nice with this site. http://www.btinternet.com/~edward.caution.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
 
11:02 AM

A gift of knowledge is the greatest gift of all. Today the U.S. ranks 11th in the world in use of computers. For new computer users in Old Louisville : http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, December 13, 2004
 
01:30 PM

Happy Ho-Ho Old Louisville. http://www.holidays.net/christmas/story.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
05:09 PM

O.K. http://www.cchr.org.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
10:49 AM

Talk about lack of education. Hey, learn how to spell!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
10:41 AM

Check it out to learn about Old Louisville's "haunted" past:

http://www.ghostsofoldlouisville.com/


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
10:39 AM

Freakazoids : U of L students that keep the neighbors up all night, people that throw trash all over our neighborhood, park grocery carts in our front yards ? We home owners were always trying to thing of a term for these people. Thanks for the input.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
10:03 AM

Buildings in Old Louisville are like people. Without education we too fall into ruin. Today thanks to voters discrimination is again the in thing to do. The real world is not a pretty place. People left Old Louisville fall into ruin because they did not care for reality they ran off to their fairy tail land called the suberbs. The truth hurts !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 
09:49 AM

The freakazoids have ruined this website. I used to enjoy reading about the neighborhood, but now the site has turned into somebody's private defamation page.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, December 06, 2004
 
11:39 AM

It is interesting that people in Louisville do not want real world articles in the paper. Warning ! The real world is on the internet ! News from around the world. http://www.babykiller.com.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, December 05, 2004
 
08:58 PM

http://www.divorcereform.org/rates.html . Sorry !


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, December 05, 2004
 
08:56 PM

Just some info. http;//www.divorcereform.org/rates.html


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, December 05, 2004
 
07:31 PM

I saw the Election results on your news letter section. Kentucky ranks high in cancer rates , smokers , and under educated people. The Kennedy bridge will soon look like a battle tank, and in 20 years after we are all dead from breathing second hand smoke. A bridge or two might be built ! Maybe the next generation will have a better go at things. I wish I had a job that I can say "Vote for me now". I will give you everthing I said I would in 2025........I am sure by then the divorce rate will have hit 75%. That is for those that have not died of cancer first ! Those Old Louisville buildings are just laughing at us. Have we humans not yet learned anything from our past ? Or are we too eager to close our eyes to the real world. I saw in the c/j that some people are upset at some of the pictures of reality in the paper. To those I say , you planted the garden ! Without knowledge, it will die !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 03, 2004
 
01:44 PM

New Years:http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/new%20years


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 03, 2004
 
01:39 PM

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/New%20Year%27s


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, December 03, 2004
 
01:36 PM

New Years: http://www.encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/New%20Year%27s


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, November 25, 2004
 
07:40 AM

More Thanksgiving info. @ http://www.howstuffworks.com. Fasten your seat belts. Do not drink and drive ! Old Louisville wishes all a safe Holiday !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
 
04:52 PM

Christmas info: http://www.encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Christmas.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
 
07:47 AM

Thanksgiving history. http://www.nativeamericans.com/Thanksgiving.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
 
07:02 PM

Hate Watch ! http://www.blackjournalism.com/active.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 22, 2004
 
11:30 AM

Hate distroys cities. It is still with us. http://www.micetrap.net.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 22, 2004
 
09:59 AM

Holy Angels Academy at Magnolia and Second street has been sold. Christians again heading to higher ground. "The East End" ! Also homeless people being moved from the streets of Louisville. The Christian movement is on !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 21, 2004
 
10:45 AM

Go to:http://www.nativeamericans.com .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 21, 2004
 
10:29 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all this year! Including all homeless, and those who were told by voters that they are not to be a family this year. We have to remember not many years ago, It was the Native American that was voted out of the American dream.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, November 20, 2004
 
11:09 PM

Also for more info. Go to http://www.kentucky.gov.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, November 20, 2004
 
10:35 PM

Want mold information ? go to http://www.epa.gov.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, November 20, 2004
 
09:47 PM

IN RESPONSE TO WATER DAMAGE LEADING TO TOXIC MOLD POSTED EARLIER, I DID SOME RESEARCH OF MY OWN. THE GOOD NEWS IS FOR ANYONE WHO MAINTAINS THEIR PROPERTY. THESE OLD HOMES ARE BUILT SO WELL, LAYERS OF PLASTER, LATHE STRIP, hORSE HAIR PLASTER, TAKES REAL TIME FOR WATER TO SEAP THROUGH, AND DESTROY. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT IGNORING PLUMBING PROBLEMS, TOILETS ARE RELLY BAD, FIXING THEM POORLY, LEAVING THE WATER TO ROT AND ROT LEAVES THE MOLD TO GROW. MORE GOOD NEWS--OSHA NOWS HAS LAWS TO PROTECT TENANTS, THAT'S WITH STAGGERINGLY $$$ FINES. MORE BAD NEWS, OSHA SAYS THAT THESE MOLDS CAN KILL YOU, DO KILL,.... ANYONE HAVING A BABY PLEASE DO NOT BRING THAT BABY INTO AN UNMAINTAINED APARTMENT W/O A MOLD TEST. I KNOW WE ARENT A LOT A BABY MAKING PEOPLE LIVING HERE, NOT THE OLD CROWD, BUT STUDENTS SOMETIMES, WELL, THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS. BUT THEN I START THINKING ABOUT THIS PERSON AND THAT, GIVES SLUMLORD A WHOLE NEW MEANING


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, November 20, 2004
 
11:45 AM

Today so many people are going in the same direction they have no idea they are doing it. Everybody is going one hundred miles per hour to land in the exact same spot at the end of the day. It is no wonder kids are in trouble today. It is not until we end up in a multi-vehicle accident that we realize that at some point as everyone builds out, sooner or later all of the pieces of the puzzle come together."With no place else to go". If you go out to the burbs today . You will find what was a peaceful neighborhood . Now has a highway being built through the middle. What was your senic view, is now but another development. Now your property is worth maybe half what you paid for it.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 19, 2004
 
10:22 PM

What do I like about Old Louisville? When I look at Old Louisville I see homes that were built by individual minds. Today other people live in homes that look just like their own in the suberbs. When did we become a bunch of robots ? Today many people's homes look alike. About 50% go to church on Sunday. 50% are eating eggs at 7:00A.M. Lunch at noon. Last meal of the day at 7:00. Saturday we go to the mall. Wow! That is why hunters are so good at bringing home their intended game. Today we have become so-so predictable. As the hunter would say. "Easy game" ! People in places like Old Louisville are more aware of self. That is why realistate people try to pull people away from Old Louisville, in the real world it is more fun to sell to uneducated people. Uneducated people are easy money !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 19, 2004
 
09:49 AM

People from around the world make up Old Louisville.People from around the world built Old Louisville. News from around the world. http://www.mideastweb.org/maps.htm


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
 
04:39 PM

The Olympics were not in Kentucky this year. http://www.greece-athens.com


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
 
02:59 PM

Until you have traveled around the world you will never understand how far behind we are in Kentucky.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
 
10:09 AM

It does no good to have police if their radio does not work. Why is it that we can spend billions in other countries but when it comes to our safety our police department radios from time to time do not work ?


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
 
08:43 AM

To not be educated is to be. http://www.metaphor.dk/guillotine/Pages/Guillot.html


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
 
08:19 AM

http://www.neighborhoodlink.com . Type in zip code 40208. Then click on the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council. http://www.loukymetro.org is your city website. http://www.scirus.com is for science and math. http://www.pdastreet.com is for PDA info. http://www.howstuffworks.com is if you want to know how things work. The people of Old Louisville plan to let no one be left behind.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
09:33 PM

We all need to understand our parents for the most part were sent on a make believe path by those who got rich off of their lack of knowledge. Our parents were young too at one time. I was hit by my parents and forced to kneel by a cross when I did not agree with their lack of knowledge. We who are adults now must educate the young people of today that education is the path they need to follow. Thank you for this website.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
06:02 PM

I'm just now getting in on the comments about the conditions in Old Louisville, but let me put in my two cent's worth: Those of you who think Old Louisville is still on the decline or not a great (or safe!) place to live don't have a clue! Just walk around the neighborhood, and you'll see scaffolding up on every other house, you'll notice new paint jobs where they've accented all the lovely architectural details, you'll see moving trucks bringing in people from California, New York and every other state you can imagine. They - unlike many residents of Louisville - have seen Old Louisville for what it is - a unique slice of American architectural history that you cannot get in most stip-mall-McMansion-infested cities in this country. Old Louisville - because of its beauty, history and many quirks - is poised to become the next French Quater, Charleston, SC or Savanah, GA and those in the know are snatching up historic properties before it's too late. In the ten years I've lived here, I've seen an amazing transformation, and we're going to see amazing things in the next 5-10 years, mark my word. Of course many houses need fixing up - THEY'RE OLD! THEY NEED TO BE MAINTAINED! The big difference is that they need work after 50 or 60 years of existence, whereas they crappy mass-produced cardboard nightmares they call "homes" nowadays in this country need to be repaired after 5 or 6 months of existence. They also have something that so many "nice" homes in the East End lack: CHARACTER! I'll take my 4,000 square feet of solid Victorian construction over anything they build today ANY DAY! I assure you doubters that IT WILL BE HERE FOR ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS, just as the neighborhood will be... Who in this country can say that about their current home?


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
12:35 PM

Suit sorry ! Last post.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
10:29 AM

O.K. lets walk the talk. Old Louisville, north, south,east, and west end. Lets fill up all the food banks for the Holidays. Lets all clean out our closets and give someone something warm to wear. Talk is cheap !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
08:01 AM

In many ways it is the Christian that has deceived us. When I go to church today I see a fashion show. Ministers are the worst of all. What message do we send when the minister has on a three thousand dollar suite and drives off in a hummer limo ? Preaches in the West end. Goes home in the east end. If you are going to talk the talk. Prepair yourself to walk the walk. In Old Louisville or where ever the walk take thee !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Living here 25 years
 
 
Monday, November 15, 2004
 
06:03 AM

Haven't posted before but have been following the last thread with interest.

Having lived here for over 25 years, I remember one of the most attractive things about Old Louisville was it's diversity. With that comes a little crime, to be sure, but one of my hobbies lately has been to grab a recent copy of "Snitch" (disgusting paper for the most part) and comparing the crime statistics on Old Louisville with those in the ultra-elite corners of town. I usually get a satisfied self-serving chuckle out of it. ----

I think you have to remember the density of population in Old Louisville. And also remember that it's a neighborhood where people tend to walk a lot. Even way late into the night. Women too. East End pedestrians seem to be those that can walk from their house to their car, and then from their car to the mall. And even in that, the risk of robbery seems to be no less than in Old Louisville. ---

Absentee landlords and less-than-diligent property management companies (not only Peterson) are really a perceived problem, mainly because of the apparent lack of tenant screening which deposits a number of highly undesirables in among us occasionally. Luckily it is usually only a matter of weeks or a few months before they move out again or police end up arresting them, still their influx to our neighborhood does little good. ---

Being in the center of the city, on the crossroads between north, downtown, and all southern suburbs, and just in the middle of the west end and east/highlands, we are a crossroads. Observant residents will notice the greatest part of litter deposited here is from those passing through. Note for example the litter on any given day at 3pm and that at 7pm, when it's all over. ---

Finally, there are the social service agencies, group homes and the like that like to deposit themselves in Old Louisville, even with the sometimes strong objections of the residents. Don't get me wrong, we all firmly believe in doing our part, but we also believe that things like scattered site housing, to do their good, must be true scattered site. We need to spread the joy to ALL areas of the city, even those evangelical born-again Christian capitalist areas like Blankenbaker, Hurstbourne and Plainview. Southeast Christians, we challenge YOU to LIVE your religion. Don't just let the true Christians that actually try to follow the teachings of our Lord with compassion, humility, tolerance and acceptance for the poor among us, to carry ALL the load for you.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 14, 2004
 
11:06 PM

Just for your info. http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=ky&topic=homeless


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 14, 2004
 
10:57 PM

No drug problems in the east end you say ! http://www.drug-rehabs.org/bycity.php/Kentucky/St.%20Matthews


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 14, 2004
 
09:17 PM

For you who are not aware of it many homeless stand out with cardboard that has printed on it please help me i am homeless they are around the mall areas of the east end and around the Preston street area. Also you forget about all those fire trucks that have those buckets at every corner. Then school people come out with their buckets then the shrine people come out with theirs. Then church on sunday like the other post. Almost everybody be haven der hand out. O'h and don't be forgiten dem bell ringers with the salvation army dont you know.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 14, 2004
 
11:07 AM

No one is rich or poor in Old Louisville, we just are and that is why many of us live here. We are black and white, from America and other parts of the world. We are students, teachers, Lawyers, doctors, sales people , and labor people all living under one roof. When we die we will not be remembered by the size of our house or the color of our car. People of Old Louisville will be remembered for the things they taught people. Hence all the input at this website.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, November 13, 2004
 
11:20 AM

Why do we get angry when we are asked for change, when we go to church on Sunday to have a basket asking for money put in our face? People that ask for change many times use it to purchase wine. When I was an alter boy in the Catholic church I served the priest wine during service. Wine that was bought with your spare change that you put in the basket last Sunday.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 12, 2004
 
04:16 PM

Clean ! We too in the east end are complaining. People throw out their trash from their car windows everywhere. It is also all up and down the highway. Kids today that have everything. Just do not give a da-n anymore. It is not just a problem in Kentucky. I just got back from California. Kentucky does not have a problem like many other states. You will also find the people that throw out their trash , most times do not live in that area.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 12, 2004
 
04:05 PM

It was fairly recent that the St. Mathews police dept. was on T.V. to tell everyone they have their share of crime. All police departments are under funded. It all has to do with voters that vote out industry and jobs. You can not be anti everything and expect companies and tourist to come there. Without a tax base there is no money to pay police. As a former law enforcement person might I sug. you talk to a few. When the police do their job the public gets mad at them. When they do not do their job the public gets mad at them. Police are almost in a no win situation, P.S. the politics and pay if you were aware of it . You too would say . What am I doing here ? Crime is everywhere. Cocaine is the drug of choice in the suberbs. If you do not believe that , talk to some of the tenants that came from the suberbs that are the children of your suburban people. Some of them are going to school in the Old Louisville area.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
bambino
 
 
Friday, November 12, 2004
 
11:06 AM

I totally have to disagree wit the fact that the residents of Old Louisville can't do anything about the situation. For heaven sakes your the owner s of these properties.Do you think that the residents in the east end would stand for half of the stuff that happens in Old Louisville. Because i don't i mean honestly even the police patrol is different from the two areas the east end is clean.Why because the residents of that area refuse to let it become a slum.I wasn't speaking down on any bums or wierdos because hell for all i know i could be one of those. But i don't like the fact that i'm not rich and everytime i walk into a store or up my block i'm bumrushed for spare change at every corner.I've been approached everyday at least once or twice for crack. I've never sold a drug in my life. This fact makes me uncomfortable.Why because like i said do you think in the east end the residents would stand for 24 hr crackheads running rampid threw there neighborhoods. HELL NO. The police would be on their ass so fast it would make your head spin. So yes you can blame the residents for allowing things like this to happen and just turning the other cheek to these issues.And there are alot more issues than just who lives there.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, November 11, 2004
 
01:20 PM

Attention all tenants with broken toilets and water damage.Mold damage may have occurred if the problem has gone on unrepaired. Infants and immune compromised are at serious risk. What to do? Get a toxic mold kit at Home Depot or off the internet, join together with other tenants, check the PVA louky.org site for the property owner who is ultimately responsible. If Property management has turned a deaf ear and even tried to blame the damage on you, know you are not alone. Get the law from Legal Aid. Know your rights. Learn the symptoms of toxic mold exposure from sites such as Toxic Mold Survivors. If there is mold it is dangerous to stay in the dwelling during repairs and Property Management must legally provide a safe alternative. The owner has a lot invested in not allowing the problem to just be covered up. So does the Tenant. Work together. If that fails go to the court of public opinion: news in all its forms. Good luck.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
03:09 PM

I agree that Old Louisville could be a great tourist attraction. The problem is like many other states . Kentucky just voted out a billion $$$$ a year tourism industry. To have a tourism trade you can not discriminate against any group of people. What Kentucky just did was voted many of its people out of a paycheck. So did much of the rest of the country. People do not spend money where they are not wanted. There are many other places around the world that will welcome tourist. Think about that the next time you can not make your mobile home payment.


 
      
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
10:52 AM

I was in Louisville a few years ago. Do you people still have that blue movies s-x bookstore by your convention center ?


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
03:38 AM

I enjoy staying in Old Louisville when I am in town. I also enjoy this site. I also know that Kentucky is one of the largest producers of whiskey. I also know that drinking liquor is one of the most distructive forces of mankind and family. I was also told by a friend in Kentucky that at one time just a shot of whiskey would buy political people a vote. I always thought of Kentucky as a party state. When did Kentucky become moral about anything ? I guess it is still O.K. that dad still raises tobacco to finish off the drunks ? That is what I like about Kentucky. You are fun people with morals !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
07:56 PM

How much history have we lost in Louisville ? http://www.civilwar.com.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
05:25 PM

Kentucky and moral values. http://www.ket.org/underground/history/


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
04:58 PM

It is easy to call people with mental problems or financial problems bums. Till we are walking in their shoes. People with moral values in Louisville would by them a bowl of soup. Instead we run to the east end of town so we can put on our Sunday outfit to pretend we have moral values so we do not have to be around them. I would rather be seen in Old Louisville giving a poor man something to eat than to be at Sunday mass in my flashy car and three piece suite. I like Kentucky's morals values. A place where slaves use to stand to be taken down river.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
03:43 PM

Anyone that thinks Old Louisville is going to fall down anytime soon need to go to the Holiday house tour.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
03:29 PM

To see how far Old Louisville has come. You would need to be 70 years of age and have purchased your first building in the 1950's. Today for young people under 40, you have no idea how far Old Louisville has come. More work is still needed . What you do today will need to be redone in 10 years. No home is maint. free. People get old and can not keep up sometimes . It is not the intent of people in Old Louisville to throw Old People out of their homes. For that reason besides for slumlords, work still needs to be done. Yes there are wierd people in Old Louisville. Many people move to Old Louisville to escape the perfect suberbs where everyone mowes their grass in the same direction and all their homes look alike. Nothing in this life is perfect in Old Louisville we expect that. At the same time the insurance institute has rules that have an impact on building codes. People of Old Louisville have very little to do with code. It is a national thing with State and Federal guidlines. You can not blame the people of Old Louisville for that.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
02:59 PM

Moral values ? The past generation was better at hiding reality. You have to remember the reason downtown Louisville was ran down in the first place is people were told the black man gona git'um. Did you forget at one time black people had to be at the back of the bus, and could not eat with white people in public. Moral Values ? People were ran to the burbs in the name of profit only. I lived in the burbs, there are drugs and many people there are one paycheck from being bankrupt. We are still good at hiding reality.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
02:44 PM

I can say that yes some people do as they wish to their homes. That is why many people find themselves in court after they sell their home . Many people today have a home inspection before they purchase a home. Anything you try to cover up, even if it is later on, unless you specify as is. You are liable. Yes most of the rehab going on today is by people that have the cash or can get a loan. Not everyone can purchase a historic building and maintain it. Old Louisville home prices have caught up with the rest of the country. In the 1980's my first home was $35,000.00. Today houses in that area are $145,000-$350,000.00. Just trying to tell you the facts. We all like to dream of living in a castle. In Europe you do not own a home unless you inherit it. One day that could be here also at the rate of increase in property value. The cheap days in Old Louisville are gone.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Bambino
 
 
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
 
12:36 PM

Man i can almost feel the love in here.lol.Yeah i know that alot of modern day homes are accidents waiting to happen, but you don't have a historical society telling them what kind of renovations can be done. The don't have the rules and regulations of owning their homes.They do what it takes to get what they need done.The only reason i brought this to any attention what so ever is because Old Louisville should be beautiful, and very much so could be.But at the rate it's going at the moment.It's looking all bad. Yeah true enough those buildings were built 100 plus years ago. Yes before our grandparents and all that good stuff.But our grandparents had a sense of pride about where they lived.Our grandparents for the most have moral values. They were raised differently than the generation of today. So therefore that gap is gonna be Old Louisvilles' downfall. Why because nobody seems to care anymore and inflation is so high anymore that renovating these Old Houses is almost impossible for most people.So unless Old Louisville is take'n over by the rich people who can actually afford that.It's not looking good.Once again you fall back on slum lords. We have tourist, other things attractions in louisville. But i think Old Louisville could be it's biggest asset.But in it's current condition it's almost freak'n scarey to walk threw Old Louisville. because it's begining to look so run down and over ran with bum's and weirdos tourist don't feel safe walking threw there. I mean if i came here and didn't know any better. I wouldn't walk down those streets alone.I'd almost rather take my chances hiking threw the west end wit the wrong colors on.lol.well theres my imput i just wanna see Old Louisville make it another couple hundred or so years. but at this point i don 't see that happening.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 07, 2004
 
10:09 PM

Go to: http://hbc.ppr.ky.gov/BCE.htm


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 07, 2004
 
10:03 PM

Renovation is like building a bridge. Would you want to be the one driving across a bridge that was built by uneducated people ? Today a lot of re-hab material is just a mouse click away. Louisville also has salvage stores within 5-10 min. of Old Louisville. Many people that purchase historic buildings do not take into acct. the cost of rehab. I saw a building sell for in the $30,000.00 range several years ago. It took over $200,000.00 to renovate it. Even with the owners working on it for over eight years. Renovation is not for everyone. Before you purchase a building. In Old Louisville or in the burbs do your homework.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 07, 2004
 
07:33 AM

Sorry ! There should be their on my post.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 07, 2004
 
05:42 AM

Sometimes in Old Louisville we need to go the educated route. http://www.architecture.about.com.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, November 07, 2004
 
05:18 AM

Many buildings in Old Louisville have endured for 100 years. That means that Old Louisville was here even before many of our grandparents. It is hard to imagine but Old Louisville will be here long after we are gone. Old Louisville was built by people from Europe and other places , places where there knowledge of building structure goes back thousands of years. Today new homes are made with pine lumber, particle board,plastic plumbing,plastic siding,drywall,and stapled on roofs.Talk about a disaster waiting to happen!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
bambino
 
 
Saturday, November 06, 2004
 
11:55 PM

Ha see thats my point. The pure ignorance of man. Like i said i love Old Louisville for what is was and what it is actually suppose to be. But i know that structurally it is not sound. I'm glad to see that there are those that agree.Yeah i know about the contractor situations there with no insurance and no licenses. Know that to well. The issue i am addressing is if the historic society knows that alot of the materials can't be obtained, they should be a bit more understanding to the restoration processes that owners must endure.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 05, 2004
 
08:05 PM

Europe saves their historic buildings . Europe has high speed trains. Europe has tourist. Go figure !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 05, 2004
 
04:40 PM

I have been to Europe many times. It makes me sick to know the greatest distruction to the grand old buildings in Louisville was not caused by nature. Rather by the ignorance of man. Today Europe is saving it's history. In Louisville we are like a bunch of monkeys with a wrecking ball.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 05, 2004
 
04:01 PM

Old Louisville is close to a fault line. However Italy has a Volcano. Check it out at a search engine of your choice. It is called Etna. I have been in Louisville when the ground shook. However that is why substandard materials can not be used . That is why there are rules all licensed contractors must obey. Many contractors in Old Louisville are not licensed or insured. I have also been to Italy from Milan to Naples and have been in many of their structures. Even in Venice .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Bambino
 
Bambino_Escabar@yahoo.com
 
Friday, November 05, 2004
 
03:01 PM

Totally understandable statement about the $2 million being spent there, but yet and still to compair the structure of the buildings in Old Louisville to the the buildings built in Italy well thats a bit much.The buildings in old downtown louisville are nothing in comparison to the structures in Italy. And the reason i say this is because everybody knows we're setting on a fault line. A couple years ago i was asleep on my couch old louisville one morning and my couch began to shake. I thought for a min that it was my girlfriend shaking me to wake me up, to my suprise it was a small earthquake triggered in indiana. We only felt the after- shock of this quake, and some didn't even feel it at all. The resulting damage to the house that i lived in was a 3cm crack all the way around the midde section of my wall all the way around my house.And a crack in my living room which take in mind my apartment was on the second floor extended from the ceiling of the apartment above mine all the way to the basement. Now the shocking fact of this is that this was a very well maintained victorian. I mean this lady had new everything inside.but the exterior was pretty to look at damaged from with-in. Which is what alot of people don't realize is a big problem in alot of those old houses.I resently pointed the joints of a house there and noticed that some of the materials need to complete the job on some of those houses are very hard and rare to obtain.Why because they don't make alot of the stuff today the way they did then. there fore your almost forced to make an alteration with materials not obtainable for the code of the house.All i'm saying is from what i've noticed of the structures in Old Louisville it wouldn't take much of an event to bring alot of those houses to the ground.And if the historical society was so concerned about preserving Old Louisville some of these issues should be addressed.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, November 05, 2004
 
10:19 AM

People in Old Louisville are also at http://www.neighborhoodlink.com at zip code 40208. Go to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council section .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, November 04, 2004
 
06:56 AM

I agree ! There are some places that are in need of repair. One of the reasons however is people that say they are contractors but in fact have no education to that field. Today there are million $ rehabs going on in Old Louisville. If you have checked out the realistate market lately in Old Louisville you will find in some areas, $200,000.00 might get you a condo. But as far as Old Louisville being history some day. Most likely "not in our lifetime" ! Old Louisville is like Venice in Italy. Many thought it too would wash away someday. I have been in Old Louisville for over 20 years.......I too have met some strange people. But we all seem a bit strange to others. To judge other people is to only judge ourselves.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Bambino
 
BambinoEscabar@yahoo.com
 
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
 
10:06 PM

Man where do i start on Old Historic Louisville, I've lived in Old Louisville twice in the 5 yrs that i've lived here,and i honestly have to say it's not the greatest place in Louisville to live.It's a bit over rated. And for what you have to pay to live there," is just not reasonable". I mean really, Over half of the properties in the area are slum lords. I mean i am a contractor, and there is no way in Hell i'd let my property run into the ground like some of the owners of these properties. I've been in Old Louisville this time only for a couple of weeks , and already i feel like i'm in crack head heaven.I've never been one to speak down on people or what they do but is the area a safe haven for every wierdo, crack head, bum, and ect ect ect in Louisville? I also think a big part of the problem is the Historic Society. Being a contractor i know that the owners of these properties pay outragous prices for houses that are very run down, and are in need of major renovations, but the historic society of Old Louisville has the right to tell you what you can and can't do to your house. Ok on that note i'm sorry i understand that you wanna reserve history in it's original form to the most, but if i spend $200,000.00 on a house and I wanna do something to my house that would beautify my house i would be damned if some Society would tell me i couldn't add a tree to my yard or paint the exterior of my house, or what color mortor i have to have tucked into my leaky joints, add more energy efficient windows and heating and cooling units in my house. For that matter if i wanted to tear my house down and build one from the floor up no society would stop me. I know that their are those that agree with the historic society. To each his own. but No. I believe that it is a problem that these owners can't effectively make repairs and renovations to thier own specifications. Therefore leaving the area wide open for buyers that know they can buy a house there, and because the historic society feels that everything should be original no repairs are made, the owner makes a killing off of their tenants.Who are increasingly renting properties out to just anyone. If you step back and take a real good look at Old Louisville it looks like for the most part its gonna fall apart at any minute.Notice the next time your walking down one of the many streets of Old Historic Louisville that the only buildings that are even really worthy of still standing in the area are the ones that are privately owned, lived in , and maintained.Why?Well if you owned one of the victorian houses there, and lived in it.You would not wanna live in it if the conditions were in the condition of many of the Renters there.I'm not a life time resident of Louisville, But since i've lived here i've kind of grown to like it a bit. I like Old Louisville for the thought of what it's suppose to be. But i can't say the same for what it actually is.My concern is if residents of the area don't insist that some changes are made in that area. Old Historic Louisville just gonna become a head line in the news someday that reads."Old Historic Louisville is History".


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Woody
 
 
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
 
09:35 AM

Please today everyone go and Vote !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, November 01, 2004
 
06:32 PM

Many Americans do not realize their past family history was in Europe. Old Louisville reminds us of our past roots in history. Thanks to oldlouisville.com's webmaster Old Louisville is also a part of europe @ http://www.altfrankfurt.com. Thank you Mr. Webmaster for our place in history.............


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, October 29, 2004
 
10:37 AM

I'm very excited about the upcoming Victorian Ghost Tour. I have had the privilege of hearing about some of the stories in advance. They are truly spine-tingling accounts of historic tragedies. I can't wait for the tour on Saturday night. In fact, I'm bringing many of my friends from out of town.


 
Posted by a worker in Old Louisville
 
 
 
Friday, October 29, 2004
 
09:45 AM

ABOUT TIME OLD LOUISVILLE GOT A HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, October 29, 2004
 
09:43 AM

I know David Domine, and I've heard some of the stories people will hear on the tour tonight and the other nights, and they are great! These aren't those cheesy, bloody ghost tales, but rather, historical legends and stories that send chills down your spine. The tour's going to be a great one, too -- like the ones you can take in Charleston or New Orleans or London -- very classy, and a great idea for the neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, October 29, 2004
 
09:40 AM

Yes! Great Idea! I just talked to some of the organizers, and it sounds like it will be a great event. Saint Catherine is raising money to pay for their period lighting, so the money will go to a great cause! I hope it becomes an annual event!

Hope to see y'all there!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, October 29, 2004
 
09:38 AM

Hello, Everyone!

Don't forget the VICTORIAN GHOST TOUR, A Haunted Walk through America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood to be held this weekend in Old Louisville this weekend!

Price: $15 per person Tours depart every fifteen minutes from 6:00-7:30 pm from the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The event is sponsored by the West Saint Catherine Neighborhood Association and the tour features stories from David Domine's upcoming book, GHOSTS OF OLD LOUISVILLE True Tales of Haunting from America's Largest Victorian Neighborhood.

The tour will last 1 1/2 - 2 hours and will hit about 15 "haunted" locations in the neighborhood, three of which are actual Victorian homes that people will enter for a brief tour and story. It will be SPOOKtacular!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, October 09, 2004
 
11:44 PM

great it is ok i am only 18 so i can not get into bars in old louisville i am glad it is ok i get to drink liquor there i hope the neighbors are cool with it you sound like a cool guy mr.p i will try to email you i am new at compters i am only a freshman


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, October 09, 2004
 
06:09 PM

Did anyone notice the property listing Sat. house at Mag. and 4th is listed at 1,200,000.00 . A house in the 1400 block of south 4th street sold for 500,000.00 I think it at one time was a B&B. Also since you mention the 1400 block of south third, 1421 sold for 360,000.00 this year . Old Louisville is looking up.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, October 09, 2004
 
09:18 AM

Thanks for your response. My reference to a single family home was an attempt to distinguish from a multi family apartment building where Peterson Popham maintains the grounds. You are correct the house is leased to a group of individuals and not a family. The residents are all on our lease and should not be subleasing rooms. We performed a walk thru of the property last week and the residents are taking good care of the house. We hope the parties you mention are not disturbing the neighbors. If they are please let us know.

We have recently opened an Old Louisville Office located at 4th and Bloom. If we can be of any service please call (637-8100), stop by, or email that office (oldlouisville@ppiapts.com) or you can call(584-4400) or email me at gregorypopham@ppiapts.com. I believe we are the largest management company in Old Louisville and thus because of the many properties we manage there are often issues Old Louisville residents need help with and we want to provide that help. We will try to use our email addresses and phone calls to assist so we are not cluttering the forum with our day to day operations.

Thanks again,

Greg Popham


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, October 08, 2004
 
10:25 PM

I have been to parties at that location it is a fun place everbody wants to go to parties there because it is a big house with lots of room but i hope it is ok it is a boarding house no single family lives there i hope it is ok to say that i lived in a boarding house i rented a room in it if you have money they will rent you a room there i think there are a lot of people that go to the university that live there they are cool people they invite everybody from school to the parties there 1425 is a party barn.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Greg Popham
 
gregorypopham@ppiapts.com
 
Friday, October 08, 2004
 
06:09 PM

Thanks you for posting your concerns about the yard at 1425 S Third Street. That particular property is a single family home and the residents are responsible for the maintenance of the yard and landscaping. Usually these guys do a great job taking care of the property but unfortunately they dropped the ball during the Art Fair. When we realized that they had not cut the grass we had one of our contractors address the issue.

We manage property for many different owners and thus do not have total control over the properties we manage, however, if you have problems or concerns please contact me at gregorypopham@ppiapts.com and I will make every effort to address your concerns.

Thanks again,

Peterson Popham Greg Popham


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, October 07, 2004
 
10:33 PM

You would think the City of Louisville would be interested in keeping property values high because the more your property is worth the more they can tax you. If the Louisville inspections dept. does not do their job there is very little tax to collect. I would think it would be in the city's best interest to make sure property is kept up in places like Old Louisville to keep property values high. I realize that will not make property owners there happy because of higher taxes. Rather I would say the city is stupid in not doing their job. It could maybe even give school teachers a raise to off set their higher insurance cost. O' well "This is Kentucky!" I do not want higher taxes myself. However I would rather pay higher taxes than to have a slum person cut my property value in half.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
 
08:39 AM

I see people only talking about one slumlord as a former tenant I have another slum guy for you former state guy Benny Handy. Yep his son is Greg Handy former alderman. Why do you think he got around the inspections department ?


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, October 04, 2004
 
06:01 PM

That is nothing new. All you have to do is look at Peterson Popham's record. As far as U of L people all you need to do is look at U of L ratings among other colleges. "It is sad". It is up to the people of Kentucky to make things better. It is also sad that some of the wealthy people of Kentucky are the very reason Kentucky is being held back.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, October 02, 2004
 
10:00 AM

Sorry for the error on posting below. Property location is 1425 South Third Street.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, October 02, 2004
 
09:10 AM

St. James in full swing except for building located at 1427 S. Third Street. Tall grass and weeds , beer cans and bottles on the front porch. Who rents this location ? U of L students. What company rents it ? Peterson Popham mgmt. Who owns it ? The former honorable Judge Farnsley family. Yes of the wealthy Farnsley family . Attention Louisville inspections dept.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, September 26, 2004
 
07:32 PM

I see many arches on buildings in Old Louisville. I was told the Romans first made the arch. I have a question !Was it the Romans or the Etruscans that were the true creator of the arch ?


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, September 25, 2004
 
09:26 AM

Yes ! We have names. We also have addy's. Might even post a few from time to time. Old Louisville is a great place minus the slumlords and drunken tenants that come from good homes. The slumlords as well as some of these students should be ashamed of themselves. Since soon some of the slum property's names and some of these kids parents names could become published . Along with video !


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
 
10:11 PM

Do you have names ?


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
 
03:23 PM

P.P. is the fall guy for the wealthy owners. Many are from E-town for your information.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, September 20, 2004
 
06:43 PM

Did someone say they thought only poor people were in Old Louisville "Wrong Wrong Wrong". People that own the property in Old Louisville are Realistate developers, realistate agents, bankers, bankers sons and daughters, judges and former judges, lawyers, former state reps., doctors,.......Poor? Maybe some of the tenants are. However many of the tenants are students of wealthy families. People want to keep Old Louisville a secret because the sons and daughters of these wealty people are the underage drinkers that are going to school around Old Louisville. I am sure these parents would rather their kids not get caught in their own back yard.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, September 20, 2004
 
10:27 AM

Fact is realistate people have been trying for years to stop people from moving back to the city. Why ? All has to do with money. In the 1970's you could have purchased some of the buildings that are now selling for 100,000.00 to 500,000.00 for only 1.00 or so. There was no real money for realistate people to make. Now that they are selling for 100,000.00 and up. Realistate people are renewing their interest. Where there is money there are people . Looks like today the interest in downtown and Old Louisville is again on the upswing. Last one to not move downtown will be the real loser. Why? Because at the rate of increased property value. Many will not make enough money to live downtown. In the last ten years just as an example I saw one house on third street. Rent went from 350.00 per month. Today that same house rents for over 1,200.00 per month. Guess what ? The bankers are aware of it ! They are not stupid ! Run people from area to area , let an area run down. Then return to that area and purchase back the property for little cost. Fix it back up again in a few years and make a few million. Simple economics. Keeps rich people even richer. Poor people that kept there property in "Harlem" in New York are now laughing at all those that left. Just like the Ones in Old Louisville that stayed.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, September 18, 2004
 
11:08 AM

There are about 17,000 people that live in Old Louisville.To find crime stats all you have to do is look in the newspaper or go online to see what is going on in any area. Crime in Old Louisville is not that much dif. than any place in the U.S. No one can do anything about the people you hang out with. Most times it is an old love or friend that winds up being the one that does the crime. Stats have proven that.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, September 17, 2004
 
09:54 PM

No! That is not the norm in Old Louisville. However apartment buildings that have an open front door policy, where as the front main door is not locked , is an open invitation. That is the norm with slum property in Old Louisville. Many slumlords do not even change locks after a renter has left. That is the price you pay when you rent from those people.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, September 17, 2004
 
09:12 PM

I recently moved to Old Louisville into an apartment owned by Peterson & Popham. In the past six days there have been 2 break ins and 2 at the house next doors. Is this happening every where in Old Louisville? I no longer feel safe there. The police don't care either it took them 2 phone calls and 20 minutes to respond when someone with a knife was coming through out window. Our landlord has shown no concern whatsoever and is rather disturbing.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, August 29, 2004
 
10:22 PM

Go to: http://www.nationaltrust.org.


 
      
 
fwburch
 
fwburch@comcast.net
 
Sunday, August 29, 2004
 
08:14 PM

I am from a small town in Virginia and am interested in doing research on old homes in my town. What are my best resources other than the obvious, (clerk's office, residents?) Thanks for your help.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, August 27, 2004
 
04:58 PM

Law states, anyone that has invited guest takes responsibility for the actions of that individual. No matter what anyone feels. If you give an individual liquor or they become intoxicated at your home and they are under 21 you will find out the hard way. If they are in a car wreck say good-bye to your life savings. The host takes responsibility, many people are not aware of that until they end up in court. Just for your info.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
04:28 PM

Parents, if you raise your children right, you won't have to worry about this problem! Raised-Right-Children, if you're in college, you're probably an adult and should no longer need your parents overbearing protection.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
03:26 PM

I understand your concern regarding under age drinking lady, but sometimes people need to take responsibilty for their own actions. This includes young adults partying. They should not place blame on others when their poor judgement or decision has negative side effects.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
03:23 PM

What happened with the UK student is tragic but, you can't lash out at every one in old Louisville. May be you should send every one a picture of your son, or post it around the street. Because we nor no one else can take responsibility for your son's actions. Why try to put the blame on someone else?


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
10:04 AM

As a parent It was a tragedy to see that a 19 year old U.K. student died after being struck by a truck. This should put all U of L students, parents, the city, and the police on notice to parties going on in Old Louisville with persons under the age of 21. In Kentucky it is still illegal to supply anyone under the age of 21 with liquor. If you do and the police are called to your location you have a good chance of going to jail and a chance that your school year will be lost. I have a child going to school at U of L and also has an apartment in Old Louisville he is also under 21. I will take anyone to court that I find giving my child any liquor. I will also take action against any law enforcement agency in Kentucky that does not arrest the host of any party where as the host is supplying my child with liquor. Let us all not let this tragedy come to our home.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, July 31, 2004
 
01:02 PM

Want to take a bite out of crime ? Get out your camera phone, and your video camera. The news media loves this sort of thing !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, July 30, 2004
 
05:58 AM

Yes. Less than 10 min. away.


 
      
 
 
 
Thursday, July 29, 2004
 
10:17 PM

Mike Tyson is going to fight in Louisville. Is where he is going to fight in Louisville close to any of your B&B's ?


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
 
03:56 PM

You were correct . I saw in the paper today a house on the east end,bricks on the second floor gave way. It was built in about 1969. Cost to the owners was 75,000.00 to get it repaired. It was in the c/j Tuesday July 27 2004 .Many houses in Old Louisville are 100 years old plus or minus a few years. How many more of those east end homes are on their way out ? Friends of mine have a house in the east end that was built in the 70's . Foundation crack cost them thousands in repairs.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
 
07:53 PM

Fourth and Oak is there for everybody to pick up their drugs on the way to 4th St. Live and all of the festivities downtown. Surely it would be more worthy for the city to run people from Bardstown Road area.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 26, 2004
 
06:13 PM

Old Loui. has some stories to tell. I lived there many years ago and was aware of the prostitution that was going on there but so I am told those days for the most part are over because many of the old prostitutes died of aids and other causes. My only question would be how many of those house wives out in the suberbs might be infected and do not know it? Many of those suburban husbands came to O.L. to pick them prostitutes up. Some were caught by the police then let go. Looks like O.L. has cleaned up its act a lot over the years but the real tragedy is those house wives that can have aids for up to ten years before they know it. That is not O.L. fault I think it is the fault of those who let things like that slide by in the past. Just like I have read fourth and oak still remains active.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 26, 2004
 
06:33 AM

In modern times in the burbs we call those places Sports Bars. Women are demoralized by having to wear skimpy shorts and tight tops.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Lisa
 
 
Sunday, July 25, 2004
 
11:27 PM

I think Cunninghams was only a house of ill repute back in the 1800s and early 1900s. But those have always been around somewhere. I like that I can walk my dog outside late in the evening when I get home without any real fear, at least in my area.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 19, 2004
 
11:31 AM

For gods sake Kentucky is the home of tobacco, bourbon,gambling, bars, strip clubs, xxx book stores. Buckle up for ? Old Louisville, Louisville, and Kentucky has been party town U.S.A. for years ! Now we are trying to hide the fact ? If everybody gets run off from Bardstown road. Come to Old Louisville. We've got watering holes and places to eat. "Come on down" ! We don't bite. Those skitsos you see talking to themselves are talking on them there wireless PDA's and wireless telly-phones !


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 19, 2004
 
10:30 AM

Lets not forget also that at one time the old Cunninghams Rest. that was on I think 5th street . It burned had a house of ill repute on its second floor. Why did it burn ? Well truth be know years ago it was a place where high officials hung out. Let's not try to hide our shady past Louisville !


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, July 17, 2004
 
11:28 PM

P.S. I will go there ! It seems to me at this time I will be protected there $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, July 17, 2004
 
11:18 PM

Some History......Many years ago Harvey Slone "Former Mayor I was told ". Lived across the street from Central Park. The fith district police station is in Central Park. Why is it that at one time Central Park, as well as 4th and Oak was the place to get drugs and prostitutes? This has been known for many years by the Police. I just saw on T.V. the police are going to come and get me if I do not buckle up in Kentucky. While prostitution and drugs are under their nose ???????? Then I saw in the paper Saterday the Police on horses have bumped it up to parking patrol in downtown. "What"? Then We found out the dude that was a cop that was aware of the situation was moved to a new location. "What"? Now the Police are trying to run everybody from Bardstown road . I take it the new place to go is 4th St. Live !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, July 17, 2004
 
09:42 PM

I saw some people in Old Louisville are taking pictures of parties in Old Louisville, I saw some people are also taking pictures of slumlords doing shady work. Can these pictures be used in court if a person gets hurt ? I have a shady slumlord I think . I want to use my pictures to break my lease. I am scared too because I live in a house and one of units has underage drinkers. I am scared the police might come after the whole building since the apartments are not seperated by a firewall.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Woody
 
 
Friday, July 16, 2004
 
10:37 PM

One day this will be their Old Louisville. http://www.scirus.com


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Woody
 
 
Friday, July 16, 2004
 
10:32 PM

Soon it will be time for students to go back to school in Old Louisville : http://www.howstuffworks.com


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Woody
 
 
Friday, July 16, 2004
 
11:28 AM

Info. Power down during the storm in Old Louisville ? Want to be able to look things up on the net and still get your E-mail . Get a smartphone! http://www.pdastreet.com . I have a Treo 600 it worked great during the storm. Just for your information. To surf the net is about $15.00 per month . Phone part bill would be the same as if you had a cell phone web surf time does not go against your minutes. I have Sprint service. Old Louisville in the 21'st Century.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, July 15, 2004
 
07:41 PM

Man in his own ignorance will one day pay for his sins against nature. We throw trash out our car windows. We fill the air with fumes from our cars as we drive to the far reaches of the suberbs. In return for our ignorance we receive : Floods , disease, and winds to snap our trees . Maybe next time we decide to throw trash around we will remember, that cup you just threw out your window will help to build a dam, that will one day block a drain, and flood your home. Mother nature has again returned to tell us this is her home, we are but visitors , she owns us too! Keep Louisville clean or I am sure she will do it for us .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, July 15, 2004
 
11:33 AM

Just as we start to make Central Park look nice. Here comes but another storm ! It is a loss , each and every time an old tree falls. But for each generation , there will be a time for renewal. A time to tell how it was in the old days. In Old Louisville , you can live in the future as well as the past. Old Louisville has so far out lived many storms, while homes in what we call the suberbs today, have been blown back into the ground. Pine lumber , vinyl siding, and glued particle boards are no match to the storms we see today. The storms we might see in the future.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
 
03:23 PM

Why do I like living in the City ? If my electricity goes out most times I will have my electricity back on in less than 24 hours. In the burbs I just saw some of them will be in their newer homes with no A.C. for maybe a week ? If I was those folks I would sure be glad it was not winter. However it will soon be !


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, July 11, 2004
 
12:22 PM

After reading some of these I began to question how well built is my house . Then I got to thinking.How safe am I in my house? I do not have a house that is as well built as houses in Old Louisville. I guess back then houses were built strong because wars were going on, and people wanted to make sure if we were under attack they would be well protected with thick walls. After 9/11, I am now thinking , I am not safe at all. My house is brick but the bricks have holes in them, in back of that I have particle board , a little insulation after that, a piece of drywall. I decided to re-create this sandwich out in the country to see how safe I am. I found that this combination is of no real protection at all. No, plastic and duct tape will not help at all. If there is ever a drive by or a war and I am in my house, I guess the place I need to be is on the floor , my walls will not stop a projectile .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, July 08, 2004
 
10:03 PM

Tonight the truth bells begin to ring ! Thanks to the news media.......Suberbia is no longer a safe house. Fact is the magic of living in the burbs is just that . A place to hide from reality. While reality sits waiting for you from the time you walk out your front door. To be educated to reality is the only safe place to be.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, July 01, 2004
 
10:19 AM

100 years later . Old louisville is still with us for another 4th of July. It is time for all to return downtown to celebrate .


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
 
11:05 PM

What was going on in places like Old Louisville is the same as in most U.S. cities. At one time large amounts of money were made selling people on the dream of suberbs. Not knowing many of us were living in a home made of pine structure. "Good tornado food". All I have to do is look at what happened to homes in Indiana in recent storms. Europe is building homes to last 200 years or more made of concrete, brick, and steel. In America we build $500,000.00 investments . Under a 10-15 year shingle roof , that is held together with plywood? Yep ! We've been had...


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Sunday, June 27, 2004
 
10:40 AM

In Europe a home like you live in, in Old Louisville could cost $1,000,000.00 or more. A small one bedroom flat $1,000.00 and up per month. Slum Lords are but fools in the profit that they could be making. A little TLC goes a long way. There is a market that will pay high $$$ for nice flats. Europe is booming ! Slum Lords will only distroy all that are around them. Slum Lords cost property owners , and the housing industry billions of $'s each year.


 
 
Barry Luke
 
bpluke@iprimus.com.au
 
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
 
11:24 PM

I am from Australia and related to Johann Sachtleben, born in Mainz, Germany on 1840. I have a reference to a Johann Sachtleben that joined the 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union) as a musician in 1861 and deserted in 1863. He was mustered in at Camp Sigel, Jefferson County. I suspect that Johann came to Australia after he deserted. Can somebody provide information on the possible presence of Sachtleben family members from Louisville, Kentucky around that period. Any data will be greatly appreciated. yours sincerely. Barry Luke (great grandson of Johann).


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, June 13, 2004
 
06:30 PM

At this time the only thing that is saving historic Louisville is complaint and argument I am sorry to say. Recently over a weekend an old church in Portland was leveled , without notice. Also the Winn Dixie grocery at 4th and Oak is on its way out. Some of us are still trying to save some history. The old hay marked was also leveled downtown . There are many things in downtown that are changing. Even the old galleria is no more. Some of the buildings are still there , but it is now called 4th street live. There was an old A&P building downtown. It is today a parking lot ! Just recently.

Yes, The Galleria... half of which used to be the Kaufman's Department Store in better times for our downtown.  The Galleria is fairly new, and never quite worked.  The Fourth Street Live entertainment district from early rave reviews,  might just have chance.  The Haymarket was torn down years ago.  I'm thinking late '80s? You know, the one where you could go to get the produce from dozens of farmers, the shabby one with all the lean-to's but a dynamite place to shop.  The replacement Haymarket had a nicer building, but was more a monopoly of a very few vendors.
--Webmaster


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, June 13, 2004
 
06:04 PM

The old Manual High school in your historic pictures section was also Manley Jr. High in the 50's. I was a student there in 58 & 59. I also went to Engelhard when it was on Kentucky st. between 1st. & Brook. Does anyone remember The Davis Drug store at 1st & Brankenridge or the A & P food store in the 800 block of 1st. street. I would like to see this sight return to the time when it was a place to remember the old times. Not a place to list complaint's & argue.

Thanks for that info!  Slowly trying to pull those types of things out of our forgotten past, but the chore is time-consuming and slow.  We always appreciate the heads up on that.  Engelhard (the new one), we recently found out, is on the site of the old Louisville Baptist Orphans Home, which was there from at least the early 1880s until at least the mid 1930s.   800 block of First is a little out of our "Old Louisville" district, our A&P was on 4th, near 4th & Oak (where that Winn-Dixie is now, soon not to be...) from the mid 1930s until at least the 1970s.  Before that there was Quaker Maid grocery.
--Webmaster


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, June 13, 2004
 
08:58 AM

Slum property : Rented by Peterson Popham 1433 South Third Street. Third floor apartment is rented by the beer bottle throwers association. Beer bottles and cans all over the property. Attention City of Louisville inspections dept. Attn: Peterson Popham mgmt !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, June 07, 2004
 
10:10 PM

There are nice places to rent in Old Louisville. You just need to be aware of slumlords. They prey on uneducated people. They like poor people because they know poor people can not aford to move after they have paid the first months rent and a security deposit. Slumlords are all over Louisville not just in Old Louisville. It is wise to get the previous tenants phone # . Most previous tenants do not mind a phone call. Yes some previous tenants will let you call them. If your landlord will not give you this information. Check in with the inspections dept. to see if there are any violations against the building that you are wanting to move into. Also ask for a bug inspection receipt. If your soon to be landlord is not willing to show you one, expect a visit from mr. and mrs. roach. "The Bug". Your best bet at that point is to continue your search. There are plenty of places to rent in Louisville. The best way to think about, if it looks too good to be true. Then it probably isn't.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, June 07, 2004
 
09:49 PM

They are aware of all the problems. Tenants call them all the time. You do not have to believe these people that post these things. If you would like to rent from them. "Go for it"! We will be happy to wait for your post after you do........ That is after they have your money and you have no money left because all of your things were distroyed because of the flood that came from the apartment above you. Because they decided not to use licensed plumbers. That is usual practice for blue sign as you call them.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, June 07, 2004
 
07:23 PM

the thing of that would be is a indevidual problems not the rental co i would had calling the law and then the rental co and asked that they should evict tenants like that i say they would take care of the problem, but how can they help if they dont know of the problem? p.s. also i dont think i would want to live in that area


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, June 07, 2004
 
01:47 PM

http://www.metaphor.dk/guillotine/Pages/Guillot.html Sorry. Had to duck from another beer bottle.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, June 07, 2004
 
01:36 PM

I rented an apartment from these people. Found myself to be almost http://www.metaphor.dk/guillotine/Pages/Guillot/html Today I find myself ducking from thrown beer bottles and cigarette butts being thrown from the third floor apartment. Yes one of P.P.'s buildings. Nothing has changed.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, June 06, 2004
 
09:18 PM

this message is about the rental co. ya refer to as the blue sign,about some of the message that are typed in here,has anyone every said any thing positive about this blue sign rental co. example: like the one about a pipe breaking on a toliet etc.. but did anyone say how fast and good of a job that was done when it was repaired or even about the changes that have been made thru this co. which as i see has a great turn around in there reponse and the job that theses guys do. and i see that when something is wrong it is easy to say that the co is slum but what about the good that this co does exspecially here in the past nine months or so...


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, June 06, 2004
 
06:46 PM

Turn over.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Sunday, June 06, 2004
 
05:28 PM

this message is about the rental co. ya refer to as the blue sign,about some of the message that are typed in here,has anyone every said any thing positive about this blue sign rental co. example: like the one about a pipe breaking on a toliet etc.. but did anyone say how fast and good of a job that was done when it was repaired or even about the changes that have been made thru this co. which as i see has a great turn around in there reponse and the job that theses guys do. and i see that when something is wrong it is easy to say that the co is slum but what about the good that this co does exspecially here in the past nine months or so...


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