Historic Preservation

Louisville began as a modest mining town in 1878, and has evolved to become one of the most livable small towns in the United States. Historic preservation offers an opportunity for the City to celebrate its past and ensure its heritage continues to be an important component of what makes this community special. Louisville’s unique voluntary Preservation Program, with its dedicated sales tax, recognizes the historical and architectural significance of over 40 local landmarks. The Historic Preservation Commission and staff also provide outreach and education to the Louisville community on a variety of issues pertaining to historic preservation.