RICH HISTORY, NEW STYLE
IMAGINE A PLACE
Imagine a place to live, work, and play. A place that celebrates the arts, culture, and future of Louisville, KY. A place that values community and quality of life, where every guest and resident feels a sense of belonging. That place is Paristown.
Paristown welcomes neighbors from around the world to come and enjoy our uniquely Southern culture and cuisine. Break bread with us, spend time, and restore your soul. Together, we will have a positive impact on economic development and education. Imagine a place where friends, young and old—all who gather—may enjoy our progress and celebrate the future of the Paristown community.
Located on roughly 7 acres along Beargress Creek in between Germantown and downtown Louisville, the neighborhood of Paristown is composed of historic buildings, single-family homes, businesses, and Louisville's newest entertainment venue, Old Forester's Paristown Hall. Great care has been given to revitalizing Paristown, an authentic place that brings people together to celebrate life, art, and community. The neighborhood's remarkable character and unique attractions embody Paristown's commitment to providing a sense of belonging for every guest, on every visit.
The restoration of Paristown's Brent Street and surrounding areas introduces a new pedestrian experience that will accommodate new restaurants, shopping, public spaces, festivals, and events.
THE HISTORY OF
As the immigrant population grew in size, the village of Paristown came to life. By 1884, Paristown boasted over 100 residents and served as home to a major leather tanning operation known as the Louisville Leather Company. Many Americans were optimistic at the turn of the century because life was better than it had ever been. This was a time of prosperity—a new sense of materialism, increased leisure time, and vacations appeared for the emerging middle class. Access to electricity, automobiles, and indoor plumbing was not widespread, but most people felt that such conveniences were just a matter of time. The folks in Paristown had a reason to celebrate their new-found life.