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Louisville Reference Files: B

Buildings

  • 21c Museum Hotel
  • 400 West Market (formerly Aegon Center)
  • 800 Apartments
  • Actors Theatre (See: Buildings--Central Passenger Station)
  • Aegon Center (See: Buildings--400 West Market)
  • American Life Building
  • Americana Apartments (See: Buildings--Heritage Green)
  • Anderson Home (See: Buildings--Soldier's Retreat)
  • Axton, Wood F. Hall (See also: Education--Simmons University)
  • Aydelott House
  • Bellevoir (See: Buildings--Ormsby Mansion)
  • Board of Trade Building [destroyed]
  • Bourbon Hall
  • Brennan House
  • Briney Hall (See: Buildings--Woodbourne House)
  • Brown Hotel
  • Brown Theatre (Macauley Theatre)
  • Capital Holding Center (See: Buildings--400 West Market)
  • Cardinal Hall of Fame Café
  • Cathedral of the Asssumption
  • Central Passenger Station (Actors Theatre)
  • Churchill Downs (See also: Business and Industry--Churchill Downs, Sports--Kentucky Derby, U of L Buildings--Churchill Downs)
  • City Hall
  • Clifton Cultural Center
  • Clocktower Building
  • Colonial Gardens (Senning's Park)
  • Courthouse (See: Buildings--Metro Hall)
  • Cox House
  • Crescent Hill Gatehouse
  • Dean-Bishop House
  • DeHart Paint & Varnish Co. Building
  • Derby Clock (Louisville Clock)
  • Edison House
  • Electric Building (HSA Broadband)
  • Executive Inn/Executive West
  • Farmington Historic Home
  • Farnsley-Kaufman House
  • Farnsley-Moremen Home
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fleur de Lis on Main
  • Founders Square
  • Funk Springhouse
  • Galleria [Destroyed] (See also: Business and Industry--Fourth Street Live)
  • Galt House Hotel (See also: Business and Industry--Galt House Hotel)
  • German Insurance Bank Building
  • Glassworks
  • Glenview Estate
  • Green Building
  • Hall of Justice
  • Heigold House
  • Henry Clay (YWCA)
  • Heritage Green (formerly American Apartments/Kingston Park)
  • Heyburn Building
  • Hill House
  • Hilliard Lyons Center (old Stewart Goods)
  • Historic Preservation (includes Preservation Alliance)
  • Historic Sites (Louisville/Jefferson County)
  • Howard Hardy House
  • Hughes, E.L. Company Building
  • Humana Building
  • Ice House Lofts
  • Iron Quarter Complex (See: Buildings--Whiskey Row/Iron Quarter Complex)
  • Javanon Soccer Club
  • Jefferson County Armory (See: Buildings--Louisville Gardens)
  • Jefferson County Jail
  • Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium
  • Judicial Center
  • Kaden Tower
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts (See also: Arts--Kentucky Center for the Arts)
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
  • Kentucky Home Life Building
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Kentucky Theater
  • Kentucky Towers
  • Kingston Park (formerly Americana Apartments) (See: Buildings--Heritage Green)
  • Kurfees Paint Company Building
  • Landmark Building (Morrissey-Old Post Office & CJ)
  • LAVA House (Louisville Assembly of Vanguard Art)
  • Legacy Lofts
  • Legal Arts Building
  • Locust Grove
  • Long Run Baptist Church
  • Little Loomhouse
  • L&N Building
  • Louisville Assembly of Vanguard Art (See: Buildings--LAVA House)
  • Louisville Clock (See: Buildings--Derby Clock)
  • Louisville Gardens (Old Armory)
  • Louisville Hotel
  • Louisville Palace Theatre
  • Macauley Theatre (See: Buildings--Brown Theatre)
  • Male High School (old) (See: Buildings--Spectrum Building)
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Mary Alice Hadley House
  • Masonic Home
  • Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center
  • Memorial Auditorium
  • Metro Hall (Jefferson County Courthouse)
  • Milner Hotel (Old Tyler)
  • Molee Building
  • Monsarrat School
  • Museum Plaza [Proposed]
  • National City Tower
  • Nia Center
  • Nunnlea House
  • Old Stone Inn (Shelby County)
  • Omni Hotel
  • Ormsby Mansion (Bellevoir)
  • Ouerbacker-Clement House
  • Park Place Lofts
  • Patriots Peace Memorial (Thurman-Hutchins Park)
  • Peterson-Dumesnil House
  • PNC Plaza
  • Preston Pointe
  • Providian Center (See: Buildings--400 West Market)
  • Quartermaster's Depot (Jeffersonville)
  • RiverPark Place Condominiums and Marina
  • Savoy Theater
  • Scoop Theatre
  • Seelbach Hotel
  • Seventh Street School (James Norton School/John Marshall School)
  • Showcase Cinemas
  • Slugger Field
  • Snyder Federal Building (1931 Post Office)
  • Soldier’s Retreat (Anderson Home)
  • Spalding College (Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin House)
  • Spectrum Building (Old Male High School)
  • Speed Art Museum (See also: Arts--Speed Art Museum)
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
  • Starks Building
  • Stephen Foster Elementary (Old)
  • Theaters
  • Theatre Building
  • Thierman Condos
  • Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin House (See: Buildings--Spalding College)
  • Trinity Towers
  • Twig and Leaf Restaurant (Highlands)
  • Tyler Block [Destroyed]
  • Tyler Hotel (See: Buildings--Milner Hotel)
  • Union Station
  • U.S. Attorney's Office Building
  • U.S. Coast Guard Life-Saving Station
  • U. S. Marine Hospital
  • Vencor Tower
  • Vienna Building (133 South Fourth Street)
  • Vogue Theater
  • Washington Building [destroyed]
  • Water Tower/Pumping Station No. 1
  • Waterfront Park Place
  • Waterfront Plaza
  • Watterson Hotel
  • Whiskey Row/Iron Quarter Complex
  • White Hall (Lexington Road)
  • Wolf Pen Branch Mill
  • Woodbourne House (Briney Hall)
  • YMCA
  • YWCA (See: Buildings--Henry Clay)

Business & Industry

  • Accounting
  • Advance Greater Louisville
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Aegon (Providian) (Capital Holding) (See also: Buildings--400 West Market)
  • Agriculture
  • Airguard Industries
  • Airport Industrial Center (formerly Technology Park/Greater Louisville)
  • Amazon
  • American Air Filter
  • American Commercial Barge Lines
  • American Printing House for the Blind
  • American Standard
  • Appriss Inc.
  • Architects
  • Atlas Machine and Supplies
  • Automotive
  • Avery Federal Savings and Loan
  • Bacon's Department Store
  • BAE Systems Inc.
  • Baer Fabrics
  • Bakeries
  • Bank of Louisville (See: Business and Industry--BB&T)
  • Bank One (See: Business and Industry--Chase Bank)
  • Banking/Financial
  • BB&T (formerly Bank of Louisville)-
  • Belknap Hardware
  • Bell South
  • B.F. Avery and Sons
  • Biotechnology (See: Business and Industry--Medical/Biotechnology)
  • BirdZerk/Zooperstars
  • Blankenbaker Station Business Park
  • Blue Equity
  • Bluegrass Industrial Park
  • Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza
  • Bourbon Stock Yards
  • Breweries
  • Bricks
  • Brinly Hardy
  • Broadway Properties
  • Brown and Williamson: General
  • Brown and Williamson: Reports
  • Brown-Forman: General
  • Brown-Forman: Annual Reports (1970s)
  • Brown-Forman: Annual Reports (1980s)
  • Brown-Forman: Annual Reports (1990s)
  • Brown-Forman: Annual Reports (2000s-2010s)
  • Brownsboro Hardware
  • Business First Newspaper
  • Cable Television: Articles
  • Cable Television: General
  • Cable Television: Proposals
  • Cafe Press
  • Caldwell Tanks
  • Carrell-Rogers Company
  • Center City
  • Chamber of Commerce (See also: Business and Industry--Greater Louisville, Inc.)
  • Chase Bank (formerly Bank One & Liberty National Bancorp)
  • Chewing Gum
  • Chrysalis Ventures LLC
  • Churchill Downs (See also: Buildings--Churchill Downs, Sports--Kentucky Derby)
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Fidelity (See: Business and Industry--PNC Bank)
  • Clark Maritime Centre
  • Cleaners/Laundry
  • Coal
  • Coatings
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coffee
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • Commonwealth Industries, Inc.
  • Communications (See also: Business and Industry--Technology)
  • Construction
  • Cooperage
  • Corhart Refractories
  • Courier-Journal/Louisville Times: Binghams
  • Courier-Journal/Louisville Times: General
  • Courier-Journal/Louisville Times: History
  • Courier-Journal/Louisville Times: Personnel
  • Cunningham's Restaurant
  • Dairies
  • Dairy Kastle
  • Delmonico Spaghetti Factory (includes Kentucky Macaroni Company)
  • Distilleries
  • Dixie Highway Area
  • Doe-Anderson Advertising
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Duke Energy
  • Ear X-Tacy
  • East Point Business Center
  • Economic Development: Early to 1970s (See also: Business and Industry--General Information)
  • Economic Development: 1980s (See also: Business and Industry--General Information)
  • Economic Development: 1990s to 2000s (See also: Business and Industry--General Information)
  • Electrical
  • Elevators
  • Engineers and Architects Club
  • Equine (See also: Sports--Horse Racing/Equestrian)
  • Euler Hermes UMA Inc.
  • Facility One
  • Falls City Brewery
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fed-Ex
  • Fetter Printing Co.
  • Financial (See: Business and Industry--Banking)
  • Fire King International
  • First Kentucky National (See: Business and Industry--National City Bank)
  • First National Bank
  • Florists
  • Foods & Beverages
  • Ford: 1960s
  • Ford: 1970s-1990s
  • Ford: 2000s
  • Fourth Street Live (See also: Buildings-Galleria)
  • Funerals
  • Fuqua Industries (formerly National Industries)
  • Furniture
  • Galt House Hotel
  • Gamble Brothers Incorporation
  • Gatchel's
  • General Electric
  • General Information (See also: Business and Industry--Economic Development)
  • Goodman and Sons
  • Google Fiber
  • Greater Louisville Community Branding Project
  • Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau (See also: Business and Industry--Tourism)
  • Greater Louisville Inc. (See also: Business and Industry--Chamber of Commerce, Business and Industry--One Southern Indiana)
  • Greater Louisville Project
  • Groceries & Markets
  • Hadley Pottery
  • Hamilton Printing Co.
  • Hawley-Cooke Booksellers
  • Heartland Payment Systems
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries
  • Heine Brothers' Coffee
  • High Speed Access
  • Hillerich and Bradsby
  • Hilliard and Lyons
  • Hotels
  • Hubbuch and Co.
  • Huber's Orchard and Winery/Restaurant
  • ICAP Energy
  • ICH Corp.
  • Indatus (formerly Planet Telecom)
  • Insurance
  • Internet (See also: Business and Industry--Technology)
  • ISCO Industries
  • JBS Swift Plant
  • Jeff-Boat
  • Jewelers
  • Jim Beam
  • Job Training
  • John P. Morton Co.
  • J.V. Reed & Co.
  • Kaelin's Restaurant
  • Kentucky Macaroni Company (See: Business and Industry--Delmonico Spaghetti Factory)
  • Kentucky Manufacturing Company
  • Kentucky State Fair Board
  • Kosmos Cement Company
  • Kunz's  Fourth & Market
  • Lantech, Inc.
  • Laundry (See: Business and Industry--Cleaners/Laundry)
  • Law
  • Leadership Southern Indiana
  • Learning House
  • LEO Weekly (Louisville Eccentric Observer)
  • Levy Bros.
  • Liberty National Bank & Trust Company
  • Lincoln Income Life Insurance
  • Louisville Area Development Association (See also: Business and Industry--Chamber of Commerce)
  • Louisville Bedding Company
  • Louisville Board of Trade (See also: Business and Industry--Chamber of Commerce)
  • Louisville Bridge and Iron
  • Louisville Cement Company
  • Louisville Central Area, Inc. (LCA)
  • Louisville Crushed Stone
  • Louisville Defender Newspaper (See: African Americans--Louisville Defender Newspaper)
  • Louisville Gas and Electric (LG & E)
  • Louisville Industrial Exposition
  • Louisville Industrial Foundation
  • Louisville Paper Company
  • Louisville Plate Glass
  • Louisville Press Club
  • Louisville Stoneware
  • Louisville Times (See: Business and Industry--Courier Journal/Louisville Times)
  • Louisville Trust Company
  • Louisville Underground
  • Lumber
  • Lynn’s Paradise Cafe
  • Madison Advertising Agency
  • Magazines
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Malls (See: Business and Industry--Shopping Centers)
  • Mammoth life and Accident Insurance Company
  • Manufacturers
  • Marine Electric Company
  • Marketing
  • Markets (See: Business and Industry--Groceries/Markets)
  • Mazzoni's Restaurant
  • McConnell Technology and Training Center
  • Media
  • Medical (Biotechnology) (See also: Business and Industry--Technology)
  • Mengel Company
  • MetaCyte Business Labs
  • Mid City Mall
  • Midwest Center for Foreign Investments
  • Miller Oil Company
  • Miller Transporation
  • Multi-Metals
  • Music
  • National City Bank (includes First KY National)
  • National Industries (See: Business and Industry--Fuqua Industries)
  • Naval Ordinance (See: Business and Industry--Airport Industrial Center)
  • New Vision Enterprises
  • Newspapers (See also: African Americans--Journalism)
  • Nugent Sand Company
  • NuLu
  • Oertels '92 Beer
  • Office Products
  • Ollie's Trolley
  • Omega National Products
  • One Southern Indiana (See also: Business and Industry--Greater Louisville Inc.)
  • O'Shea's Family of Pubs
  • Papa John's
  • Pat's Steakhouse
  • Pawn Shops
  • Peter-Burghard Stone Co.
  • Pharmaceutical (See also: Business and Industry--Medical)
  • Pharmacies
  • PharMerica
  • Philip Morris
  • Photography Studios
  • Pilcher Organ Company
  • Planet Telecom (See: Business and Industry--Indatus)
  • PNC Bank (includes Citizens Fidelity)
  • Power Plants
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Publishers Printing Company
  • Publishing (See: Business and Industry--Printing/Publishing)
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Quadrant Solutions Inc.
  • Quarries
  • Radio Stations
  • Rally's
  • Real Estate (See also: African Americans--Real Estate)
  • Red7e Advertising
  • Reliance Universal
  • Republic Airlines
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Trade
  • Reynolds Metals
  • Riverport
  • River Ridge Commerce Center
  • River Road Asset Management
  • Riverside Mortgage Professionals Corp.
  • Robinson Nugent Inc.
  • Rubbertown (See also: Neighborhoods--Rubbertown)
  • Safetran Systems Corp.
  • Schimpff's Confectionery
  • Service Master, Inc.
  • Shippingport Centre
  • Shopping Centers (includes malls)
  • Small Business
  • Smoothie Q
  • Solid Light Inc.
  • Standard Gravure
  • Stoll Oil Company
  • Strataspace
  • Sud-Chemie
  • Swag's Sports Shoes
  • Sypris (See: Business and Industry--Tube Turns)
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Taxi
  • Technology (See also: Business and Industry--Communications, Business and Industry--Medical, Business and Industry--Internet)
  • Technology Park (Greater Louisville) (See: Business and Industry--Airport Industrial Center)
  • Telemics, Inc.
  • Television Stations
  • Texas--Kentucky Oil Company
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Thermo View
  • Third Street Dive
  • Thomas Industries
  • Thorntons
  • Tobacco
  • Tourism (See also: Business and Industry--Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Tricon (See: Business and Industry--Yum! Brands)
  • Tube Turns (Sypris)
  • TubeMaster
  • Tumbleweed Restaurant
  • Twice Told Books
  • United Defense Industries
  • United Glass
  • United Parcel Service
  • Venture Capital
  • Vermont American
  • VitaTech
  • Vogt Machine Co.
  • Wal-Mart
  • Walnut Street Business District (See: African Americans--Walnut Street Business District)
  • Waste
  • West Louisville Foodport
  • Whayne Supply Company
  • Winston Industries
  • York Consulting
  • Yum! Brands (formerly Tricon)
  • Zappo's

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