Architectural drawing of the new towers of St. Joseph's Church, 1905.
The South Fork of Beargrass runs through Butchertown and originally ran through downtown but was rerouted in the 1850s. During the construction of Interstate 71, part of the creek was rerouted once again.
View of East Washington and Hancock Streets, 1950
Cover of the program for the Butchertown Annual Oktoberfest, 1979.
Butchertown is home to unqiue architecture and buildings, but is also vibrant neighborhood with events and festivals that have shaped the character of the neighorhood over the years. Here is a sample of materials from the Filson's Special Collections to offer just a taste of sights and scenes that make up Butchertown.