Our blog is dedicated to the old Highland Park neighborhood that was located in Louisville KY. Ask anybody in Louisville over the age of 30 if they remember Highland Park and they’ll share a story about a family or business that was formerly from that area that they’re acquainted with.
Everyone remembers it because at the time of it’s demise it was in all of the local news. What at that time was known as Standiford Field (Louisville’s Largest Airport) needed to expand and add a second runway. Highland Park was in the way
In a nutshell, the airport expansion needed the entire Highland Park neighborhood to be gone to accomplish their goals. After a lot of court battles and the back and forth from a bunch of lawyers, the entire area was declared blighted. Afterwards, all of the families and business’s were bought out by force, and this historic part of Louisville was razed to the ground and fenced off with chain link and razor wire.
Today it’s nothing but fields with the old road beds still present. Word has it that in the future it will be developed for airplane maintenance facilities, hangars and other airport related uses.
Stop back by for future updates on the ongoing saga of a once great community. We’ll try to post what we know here and in the meantime if you would like to see some old images of Highland Park check out this great historical site about Highland Park built and maintained by Norman Bell. Be sure to sign his guest book while you’re there!