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AUG 2013

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bit the cross ROADS Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue T he meeting of the two streets listed above — which in tandem make up the southwest terminus of U.S. 42, whose other end lies in Cleveland — is an odd juncture indeed, mostly because of the severity of that left-hand turn for commuters speeding to work downtown. Fact is, there used to be a well-used hard right, too, that took drivers from Story onto Litterle Road (aka Cut-Of Road) and into a long-gone, French-favored neighborhood informally called Te Point. According to my Coleman's 1949 map of Louisville, the road ran along the western bank of the Beargrass Creek Cut-Of channel and led to a grid of streets with such names as Clinton, Lloyd, Irvine, Fulton, Marion and Lombard on what is now acres of no-man's-land surrounding I-71, including the city's vehicle impoundment lot. Before the Cut-Of was dug in 1854, dividing the Point in two, the creek swung west and made a beeline for the downtown. Until the 1937, 1945 and smaller subsequent foods carried away or otherwise ruined most of the Point's homes, streets such as Barbour, Pope, Richmond and Shiloh — bustling with shops, groceries, churches and schools — met up with Mellwood Avenue. It's next to impossible to see evidence of the old Butchertown-Point neighborhood connection at the Brownsboro-Story corner. Behind the pretty little shotgun houses that dress up the short piece of Story east of Brownsboro, a food berm obstructs your view. Te giant Beargrass Creek Pumping Station hides the engineered duodenal change in the course of the creek. But right at Story's eastern end you can take the Butchertown Greenway trail over a rise as it follows the path of Litterle Road. Soon you'll walk through the giant pillars supporting the expressway and fnd yourself at Truston Park along River Road. — Jack Welch www.502restaurantweek.com 16 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.13

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