Louisville Magazine

AUG 2016

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24 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.16 THE BIT A BIT OF HISTORY FROM U OF L ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Before the current Kentucky State Fairgrounds opened in 1956, Louisvillians flocked to the fair's first long-term site, a 150-acre land parcel off South Western Parkway in today's Chickasaw neighborhood. You're looking at the huge, cavernous Livestock Pavilion, dressed up in flags and bunting and completed just in time for the 1908 premiere. A prized cow, bathed in sunlight, stands in this 1929 photo's center. The glorious exterior of the pavilion — complete with decorative parapets and grand entranceways — was designed by the then-fledgling architectural firm Joseph & Joseph in the Mission Revival style. Those flourishes were also employed in the 1921 construction of the fair's Merchants and Manufacturing Building, which still survives as a castle-like storage structure for the earthmoving enterprise Whayne Supply Co. Do you know this location? Send us an email (editorial@loumag.com, subject: Where Am I?). We'll publish the correct answer next month. WHERE AM I? Photo by Joey Harrison Last month: Julia Bauscher was the only reader to identify Luv- it Landscaping's painted fence at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Atwood Street near U of L. derbydinner.com

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