Front of Kentucky Science Center, 2022

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Front of Kentucky Science Center, 2022

Description

Front of the Kentucky Science Center. The sign at top of the building says "Carter Dry Goods Co."
Founded in 1871 as a natural history collection, the museum was known as Louisville Museum of Natural History & Science and the Louisville Science Center before becoming the Kentucky Science Center.
Built in 1878 by J. Clarke, the front features a distinctive cast-iron facade with geometric designs and head panels on the windows. The cornice on the top of the building reads "Carter Dry Goods." The city purchased the property in 1975 and the museum moved to the premises in 1977, serving as another example of a successful revitalization project to preserve the building.

Creator

Danielle Spalenka

Date

2022

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Citation

Danielle Spalenka, “Front of Kentucky Science Center, 2022,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 2, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/4653.