Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville Metro Hall

I realized I had gotten away from posting photos from my trip to the northeastern Midwest, and continuing on my theme of the Greek Revival that I had been examining in St. Charles County, I thought I would look at two excellent examples of that style, the first in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally built as the…

The Roebling Bridge, Between Cincinnati and Covington

One of the most important bridges in the history of architecture and engineering spans the Ohio River in between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. Opened in 1866, years before the revolutionary Eads Bridge in St. Louis, it served as the important prototypical step for the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Construction faced the same challenges:…

Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

St. Louis was not the only city in America to embrace the rural cemetery movement. Louisville has Cave Hill Cemetery. Two famous men are buried there, and colored lines lead visitors to their graves. A green line leads you to the grave of Muhammad Ali. On the day I was there, beautiful flowers and inspirational…

Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, Kentucky

On my travels over the Labor Day weekend of 2021, I managed to visit five cathedrals, and I realized that over the last fourteen years, I have documented numerous examples. Consequently, I have now created a cathedrals tag. Now, since all cathedrals are also churches, they will receive both tags in their posts. Former cathedrals,…

Louisville Marine Hospital

Over the Labor Day Weekend, I took a vacation around the eastern Midwest/northern South to visit various metropolitan areas that due to various circumstances, I had neglected to investigate. Due to their similarities and proximity to St. Louis, I felt it was important to see what sort of comparisons and differences these cities might have…