Title: This Used to Be Louisville
Author: Kevin Gibson
Size: 6 x 9
Have you ever walked past a building or location in your city and thought, “I wonder what that used to be?” Well, if you live in Louisville, you’re about to get some answers to that question in This Used to Be Louisville. Local author Kevin Gibson turned his natural interest in comparing present to past into a book that looks into a wide variety of locales that contribute to the city’s legacy.
From “the old Sears building” that continues to be used as a directional touchpoint to a downtown theater that has been frozen in time, you’ll get a tour of these places paired with stories that will inform and sometimes surprise. In the process, it may just get you wondering about the many people a hundred years ago that traversed those places in a completely different context. And when it’s all said and done, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of Louisville’s history and culture, from major historical landmarks to neighborhood businesses to the Louisvillians who made these places important.
In this episode of Kentucky Commons Radio Hour, we're joined by Louisville author and hot sauce connoisseur Kevin Gibson for a Hot Ones-inspired challenge. We dive into his experiences in beverage journalism, uncover intriguing Louisville history, and taste-test Kevin's homemade
Kentucky by Heart: Kevin Gibson’s ‘This Used to Be Louisville’ offers unique look at KY’s largest city – Northern Kentucky Tribune – Copy
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