From Landfill to Landmark: The Genesis of Louisville's Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Main Library | Bernheim Gallery | MARCH 1 - APRIL 25

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Louisville’s new Waterfront Botanical Gardens lies within the boundaries of one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods, known as “The Point.” In its early days, The Point was located on an area of land completely surrounded by water, with the Ohio River on one side and Beargrass Creek on the other. After repeated flooding in the 30s and 40s destroyed The Point’s homes and businesses, the land was converted into the Ohio Street Dump. This exhibit examines the site’s historic journey from elegant neighborhood to landfill to botanical garden, through photos, artifacts, and stories.

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Last Updated: 4/22/20