Historic Belknap Neighborhood

Dated: 03/29/2014

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Louisville is rich in history and rich in neighborhoods. One such neighborhood fits both things quite nicely. The Historic Belknap Neighborhood located in between Bardstown Road to the East, Strathmoor Manor to the South, Newburg Road to the West, and Douglass Boulevard to the North. Located in the heart of The Highlands, Belknap is home to amazing historical buildings and landmarks. The Belknap School, Lakeside Swim Club, and Jonathan Clark’s home are just a few.There was once even a stagecoach stop at Douglass Blvd and Bardstown Rd called The Two-Mile House where one of our greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, would visit on his way to The Speed Family’s home in Farmington.As Louisville grew, so did The Highlands with The Belknap area growing right along with it. Over time more roads were paved and churches began sprouting up giving rise to more and more people moving to the area. William Burke Belknap, a wealthy business owner (Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Company) lived in this area and eventually bought the land that would later  become Bellarmine University. It was originally given to the University of Louisville to build a campus.The Belknap Neighborhood has so many different styles of houses as well as many different ages. There are Bungalows, some from the Arts and Crafts Movement, American Foursquare, Dutch Colonial, Shotgun, and even Antebellum. The richness in the diversity of styles and heart is what continues to draw people to this wonderful neighborhood even today.Not only is Belknap beautiful to look it but it is filled with an array of events throughout the year that bring people from all over. For almost 20 years the Belknap Fall Festival has brought joy to so many people. Filled with activities and booths from local restaurants and businesses, there is never a dull moment. There’s also The Highlands Cup 5K Run/Walk that takes you right down Douglass Blvd to Big Rock Park at Cherokee Park and back again. If you love Big Rock and you love Jazz and Blues then you’ll also love the Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest. The Historic Belknap Neighborhood Walking Tour is something that will truly give some insight to this place. And there is always a benefit or two or three. This neighborhood is always finding ways to give back! Finally, make sure you visit the Douglass Loop Farmers Market for great local food.The Belknap Neighborhood has so much to offer that one day won’t be enough to fully appreciate the beauty and impressiveness of this fine neighborhood. There is a reason Belknap was recognized by Louisville Magazine in October 2010, as one of the most livable and lovable neighborhoods in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky and In 2012 when the neighborhood received a national award from Neighborhoods, USA. The recognition by Neighborhoods, USA is the first time a Kentucky neighborhood was recognized by this organization. So please don’t take our word for it. Go out and discover The Historic Belknap Neighborhood and enjoy!In 1974, Hal Warheim purchased an undeveloped remnant of land bounded by residential lots on Overlook Terrace, Yale Drive and Boulevard Napoleon in Louisville, Kentucky. "The Woods," as it was originally named by neighborhood residents, was overgrown, but Hal saw its potential—as a green space, and a neighborhood park that could be enjoyed by the entire community. All the neighbors contribute to the park by planting flowers, clean up and much more. This is a great park for kids with the gym set and it is tucked away in this great community.  This is a community park and protected green space so that our grandchildren and theirs will be able to enjoy it. Stop by the pavilion, with lush landscape. As always it is a greenscape and is handicap impaired accessible.
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