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SOLD OUT Speaker Series Luncheon: Tom Owen, The Pointe’s Past: Ohio Street Neighborhood to Today’s Botanical Gardens

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00pm

Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20

WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount


Join us for a catered lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics.

This luncheon features:

“The Pointe’s Past: the Ohio Street Neighborhood to today’s Botanical Gardens”

From the layout and geography and usage of the Pointe in the 19th century, to contemporary development in Butchertown, learn more about Beargrass Creek and the people and stories of the Ohio Street neighborhood up through the mid 1940s. Slaughterhouses, the Heigold house, and that old city dump may all come into play.

Noted historian and Louisville “pied piper,” Tom Owen is former Metro Council President. He is a full professor at the University of Louisville and has worked at the institution since 1968. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor of divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

Luncheon Series Sponsored by: PNC Bank

Refund Policy

Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this case, please notify Allison Whitehouse at awhitehouse@waterfrontgardens.org or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place. Multi-event series cannot be transferred. In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.

Emergency Cancellation

In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event if possible.


October 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Graeser Family Education Center
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States