Be An Old Louisville Star!
For just $50 you can spread good tidings of the 40th anniversary Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour by becoming one of its Star Supporters! Each $50 show of support earns one complimentary tour ticket, as well as a yard sign that will promote the tour throughout the neighborhood and to passers-by. Every Star Supporter also receives recognition on the oldlouisville.org website and an invitation to the post-tour thank-you party.
The Holiday Home Tour attracts over 2,000 visitors from all over the city and country to our historic neighborhood for an intimate view of the extraordinary architectural jewels in which we live, work and worship. Its success is a reminder of our neighborhood’s rich and valuable history and exemplifies the united efforts of committed residents and businesses working together for the good of the entire neighborhood. The tour is the primary fundraiser of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, a 501(c)3 organization that works to ensure the maintenance, promotion and continued improvement of the ‘living museum’ that is Old Louisville.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Holiday Home Tour remembers the Southern Exposition, where a record-setting 5,000 of Edison’s newly-patented long-burning incandescent electric light bulbs made possible the world’s first nighttime exhibition. The tour features eight private residences and four historic buildings within the area where the exposition’s grand hall stood from 1883 to 1887 – now the square block that lies between Magnolia and Hill, and 4th and 6th Streets, and contains St. James, Belgravia and Fountain Courts. Visited by millions, the exposition and grounds also featured the largest display of agricultural machinery and technical innovation yet assembled. As Louisville showcased its manufacturing capabilities and business acumen and Edison dazzled with his light display, the Southern Exposition changed the course of our city and revolutionized the way people lived throughout the world.
So, become a Star Supporter of this 40-year-old holiday tradition and help “Light Up Old Louisville” and tell the story of Thomas Edison, the Southern Exposition, and the neighborhood that came to life afterwards!