Building Blocks of Louisville | Square 3

27 Sep Building Blocks of Louisville | Square 3

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The third one-mile square of Louisville in our series from the Building Blocks of Louisville exhibit has some pretty distinct features that should make this a pretty easy one to figure out. Can you identify the activity node at the center of this figure-ground map? What story do the roads and buildings tell about the history of this part of town?

ANSWER: Map centered on the intersection of Fourth Street and Oak Street in the historic Old Louisville Neighborhood. Some of the features the help give this location away are the Olmsted designed Central Park in the southwest corner and Interstate 65 along the eastern edge of the map. As with many interstates that were built through existing neighborhoods, I-65 severely destroys the east-west historic urban fabric of the area.