Beecher Terrace Artifact of the Week
11/5/18
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Bottle from Louisville-based Markhams’ Druggist, established in 1866.

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Bottles from Paris, France.  The smaller one is a perfume bottle, and the larger is from Society Hygenique.  

Russell Neighborhood Health Center on the way
The Park DuValle Community Health Center is expanding its footprint in the Russell neighborhood by building a $3 million clinic at the corner of 15th Street and West Broadway.
Beecher Terrace Artifact of the Week
10/26/18
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Faded tin-type photograph of a woman set in a wooden frame with glass.  Tin-types were created by making a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal that was coated with a dark lacquer or enamel. This method of photography was most widely used in the 1860s and 1870s.

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Tin-type photographic image enhanced with filters. The woman pictured was likely related to the Alexander Morris family and lived on the site in the 1860s.

Louisville Urban League's 18-hole Miniature Golf Course Ready for Play
Hours of operation will vary but the course will be open most days until 4:00 pm
Call (502) 585-4622 for more information.
Beecher Terrace Artifact of the Week
10/25/18
Faded tin-type photograph of a woman set in a wooden frame with glass.  Tin-types were created by making a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal that was coated with a dark lacquer or enamel. This method of photography was most widely used in the 1860s and 1870s.
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Beecher Terrace Artifact of the Week
10/17/18
Mineral water bottles dated 1848-1920 from Louisville and Cincinnati dealers.  The bottles have what’s referred to as a "blob-finish” for their lip treatment.  
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Beecher Terrace Artifact of the Week
9/20/18
This beautiful early 1860's white clay pipe appears to have been made by U. H. Lear of 90 Water Street New Jersey.
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Sheppard Park Sprayground
Now Open for play!
1601 Magazine St.
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Vision Russell Choice Neighborhood Initiative

The Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) is a collaborative effort to create and implement a dynamic and transformative plan for the Russell neighborhood, including the Beecher Terrace public housing development. Called Vision Russell, the initiative’s boundaries span from Market Street to Broadway, and from 9th to 32nd Streets. The planning phase of this work was funded through a $425,000 Planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was awarded on January 16, 2015 and matched by a $600,000 leverage contribution from Louisville Metro Government (LMG). The first phase of revitalization to be complete in Russell in 2018 is funded by a $1,000,000 HUD Action grant with $375,000 leverage contribution from LMG, which will go towards Action Activites-physical projects that will spur additional community improvement and economic development in the neighborhood. The $29.5 million HUD Implementation grant was received on December 12, 2016. These funds will be used over the next 7 years for the replacement of the Beecher Terrace housing complex and critical community improvements in the Russell neighborhood.

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