Development of the neighborhood now known as Old Louisville began in the 1830’s. The earliest homes were country residences. Following the Civil War, Louisville experienced a tremendous surge of growth and prosperity, largely due to the Southern Exposition of 1883. The exposition closed in 1887, its structures dismantled, and the site was parceled off for development into Louisville’s first suburb.
Today, a wide variety of styles - ranging from Renaissance Revival to Queen Anne to Chateauesque - can all be viewed within a block or two of each other.
Our Monthly Newsletter: The Old Louisville Journal
The Neighborhood Associations
Old Louisville has 13 neighborhood associations that meet regularly, usually every few months, to discuss important issues within the community: keeping of the streets, yards and public areas; participation in local charity and public works events; crime & safety and preservation district compliance; and other various items that come up from time to time.
Those associations are 2nd Street, 3rd Street, South 4th Street, 1300 S. 3rd Street, Belgravia Court, Central Park West, Cornerstone Area, Fort George, Garvin Gate, Ouerbacker Arts & Crafts, St. James Court, Toonerville, Treyton Oak Towers, and West St. Catherine. In addition, there is a 100 Block of West Ormsby Avenue Block Watch group.
For more information about the Old Louisville neighborhood associations contact the Old Louisville Information Center at 502 635 5244, or by email at email@example.com.
The Old Louisville Information Center, Inc. (OLIC) is a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in 1984, for the purpose of receiving tax deductible contributions. The OLIC is affiliated with the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council (OLNC), a 501 (c) (4) non-profit association incorporated in 1976 to serve as the recognized voice of the Old Louisville Neighborhood.
Old Louisville Journal
Download a PDF of the current Old Louisville Journal newsletter here. (September 2011)
Download PDFs of the current and past Old Louisville Journal newsletters here.
Old Louisville’s Annual Events
50th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
20th Annual Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
54th Annual St. James Court Art Show
15th Garvin Gate Blues Festival
5th Annual The Spirit Ball
7th Annual Victorian Ghost Walk
36th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour
Friends of Central Park
In January 1904, the City of Louisville completed the acquisition of the land and began the redesign of the park proposed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Let's not lament that at that time the paddleboat lake was filled in, the duPont estate and most of its outbuildings were razed, along with the art museum. The result was an elegant secluded park, a mid-city oasis, with public gymnasiums, wading pool, tennis courts and picnic shelters.... MORE...
We appreciate the Louisville Metro Police in helping to keep our neighborhoods a safe place to live, work and play. Use the phone numbers below to contact city services.
Crime in progress: 911
Crime that has occured: 574-1111
Suspicious behavior: 574-5673
4th district in Central Park: 574-7010
Old Louisville Neighborhood Link National Network
Old Louisville Neighborhood Council
1340 South 4th Street