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South Hill house moved to Pralltown, 1977

Posted on December 13, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
To make way for a parking lot for the new civic center many houses in the South Hill neighborhood were demolished but this house, which had stood on Kilmore Court, was moved to 138 Montmullin Street in Pralltown on September 13, 1977. The house seen here is making it's way along West High Street, approaching Broadway. Once located on Montmullin the owner planned to remodel and sell it. The moving project involved the local government, the Pralltown Neighborhood Committee and the Presbyterian Housing Corporation. In January of 1976, the Urban County Council had reaffirmed its decision to level most of the houses south of High Street to make way for a 16-acre surface parking lot for Rupp Arena and Lexington Center, which opened in October 1977. The decision would make way for more than 2,000 parking spaces in the low-income residential area of South Hill. Despite a public movement to save the neighborhood, the majority of the houses were torn down by early 1978. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

To make way for a parking lot for the new civic center, many houses in the South Hill neighborhood were demolished, but this house, which had stood on Kilmore Court, was moved to 138 Montmullin Street in Pralltown on Sept. 13, 1977. The house seen here was making its way along Maxwell Street, approaching Broadway. Once it was placed on Montmullin, the owner planned to remodel and sell it. The moving project involved the local government, the Pralltown Neighborhood Committee and the Presbyterian Housing Corp. In January 1976, the Urban County Council reaffirmed its decision to level most of the houses south of High Street to make way for a 16-acre surface parking lot for Rupp Arena and Lexington Center, which opened in October 1977. The decision would make way for more than 2,000 parking spaces in the low-income residential area of South Hill. Despite a public movement to save the neighborhood, the majority of the houses were torn down by early 1978. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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