The next Society of Urban Perambulators (SoUP) event is set for Saturday, November 19th. Join us for a walking adventure through the historic and rapidly transforming Butchertown with our amazing field guides, Andy Bleiden & Gregg Rochman.

We will meet at Cultured (1007 E Main St #1, Louisville, KY 40206) at 10:45 am and begin the stroll at 11 am.

Cultured restaurant

Along the roughly 2-mile walk we will see and hear about a great blend of historic buildings side-by-side with current developments and reinventions in this vibrant neighborhood.

Corner of Washington and Campbell before construction
Corner of Washington and Campbell, previous site of Pong Club and other businesses...
Residential construction at the corner of Washington and Campbell
More residential coming soon... to the corner of Washington and Campbell

Along our walk we will cross Branden Klayko Alley, dedicated to our fallen urbanist friend, who would have lived off this alley today in a neighborhood he loved.

Branden Klayko Alley
Branden Klayko Alley
Ginny Reichard Park
See one of the smallest Metro Parks at Ginny Reichard Park

Our winding tour will pass one of the more bizarre situations where our City's flood wall literally cuts a street in half.

Floodwall cutting Quiny Avenue in half
Intersection of Quincy and Webster Street

We will get to see the newly revitalized spires of the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Washington Street.

Murals and church steeples
Murals with the steeples of St. Joseph's Church in the distance
Story Avenue Park
Story Avenue Park, redesigned with the help of the Urban Design Studio

We will get a chance to talk with folks from The Butcher Rose, and learn about the new use of this historic building on Frankfort Avenue.

The Butcher Rose
The Butcher Rose

Across the street, we will have a chance to see and hear about the recently saved Hadley Pottery company.

Hadley Pottery entrance
Historic Hadley Pottery
Hadley Pottery property
Hadley Pottery site along Beargrass Creek

Andy Bleiden will give the group a tour of the Butchertown Market complex which was once the site of the National Oak Leather Company and now is home to a number of great businesses including Work the Metal and Bourbon Barrel Foods. We believe it houses one of the largest solar arrays on a building in Louisville.

Sanborn map of Butchertown Market property from 1906
Butchertown Market sits at the former site of the National Oak Leather Co (1906).

We will wrap up the tour at the great adaptive reuse project, Ten20 Craft Brewery.

Photo of old Dryden Provision Company property
Photo of the cold storage facility that is now Ten20 Craft Brewery
Ten20 Craft Brewery front facade
Ten20 Craft Brewery

The Society of Urban Perambulators is a program by the Urban Design Studio at the University of Louisville. There is a SoUP Facebook Group if you are interested in joining. The events are free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP with our Director, Patrick Piuma (, so we know how many people to expect and who to contact if event details change.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and exploring another part of our city!