Friday, September 24, 2010

Photo of the Week: Amazing Architecture

The Ouerbacker Mansion at 17th and W. Jefferson; photo by author, 2009
The latest photo of the week has little to do with law school, although it does hint at one of the best fringe benefits of living in Louisville -- incredible architecture at very affordable prices. The stately Ouerbacker Mansion, above, is a gross exaggeration of the principle. It's one of the finest examples in the region of Richardsonian Romanesque design, but the place is in total decay (although a massive restoration is creeping along slowly).
More to the point, law students at U of L can live in fantastic apartments in neighborhoods such as Old Louisville, which is said to boast the nation's largest extant collection of Victorian homes. Rent is reasonable, with a typical one bedroom going for around $400 to $500 a month.
Other popular neighborhoods for students include The Highlands, and parts of the city's revitalized downtown. To check out a random collection of historic images of Old Louisville, click here.

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