Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky
Butchertown boasts a history dating back to the 1800’s and is located east of Louisville, Kentucky. The Whig party has a strong influence in the architecture of the area. Community streets are named after Whig party members John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. The Heigoldl house prominently displayed Whig party members in a sketch which also had the words “dedicated to the greatest man in history” etched across the front.
Think of a limo ride to the old Thomas Edison House or the Shotgun house where he used to live. Perhaps arriving via limousine at the Louisville Extreme Park would be more to your liking. It is a public skate park that Tony Hawk revealed was on his list of Secret Skate Park’s tour and gained national recognition for Butchertown, Kentucky.
Butchertown has seen its fair share of turmoil as well. German immigrants began to come over in great numbers and resentment began to ensue. The “Know Nothing” party was created to show the resentment of the people toward the immigrants. The party tried to prevent Germans and Irish from voting. In August of 1855, 22 people were killed in the riots.
Floods also wreaked havoc in Butchertown. In 1937 the Ohio River busted over its banks and destroyed many of the houses there. Other houses were demolished to build the Ohio River flood wall. This led to a decline in residential areas during that period.
In more modern times Butchertown has been revitalized. Store fronts that were empty eyesores became condominiums. Waterfront Park and Louisville Slugger Field were expanded upon. While visiting Butchertown You may want to take a limousine to the beautiful art galleries. There is also the Big Four Railroad Bridge, which is the longest pedestrian only bridge in the world.
Overall, Butchertown is a great place to take a limo to explore with its rich history, modern amenities and beautiful artwork in Louisville, Kentucky.