Ackerman Millworks Mural
Mural and beautification project on Goss Avenue in Germantown & Schnitzelburg that will depict the history of the neighborhoods, as well as add pedestrian improvements to the streetscape
Three Points Beautification is raising money to fund the next mural in the Three Points area. The mural will span two sides of a blank, paint-chipped building along Goss Avenue and will pay homage to the former Louisville Cotton Mill, Glassner’s Bakery, and Ackerman Millworks (current building tenants). The front side of the building (facing Goss Avenue) will look as if the building was spliced down the center and you are peering inside at a bustling work day – women spinning cotton, men at wood lathes, bakers kneading bread. The side of the building (facing Boyle Street) will have a life-size painting of the old Glassner’s Bakery truck, which mimicks an old photo we found. In addition to the mural, we will be adding new lighting to the exterior of the building, replacing a dry-rotted door on the building, adding landscaping to the corner, and other amenities (suggestions – let us know!). Stephen Paulovich (stephenpaulovichstudios.com) will be the artist bringing this masterpiece to life and working with his apprentices to complete the job. ONce it is all said and done, we hope this beautiful new addition to Goss Avenue enchances the pedestrian experience, instills neighborhood pride, promotes the history of our community, and compliments the revitalization our area is currently experiencing!
The total cost for the mural will be $15,000. We have used funds from the Three Points account to provide Stephen Paulovich (artist) with a downpayment to begin work. Priming and prepping the wall will take place in May 2016. Throughout the summer and fall, Paulovich and a team of artists will begin painting the intricate mural onto the wall. Fundraising will coincide with the painting of the mural (Paulovich has good faith that we will raise the money necessary!).
why we’re doing it
Three Points represents the three neighborhoods and their union to make our collective neighborhoods as strong as they can be. The goals of the project are to communicate the cultural and artistic spirit of the surrounding communities, instill community pride, calm traffic, embrace a “greener” community, add to Louisville’s tree canopy, and help visitors identify neighborhood features. Above all, we want to show what amazing things can be accomplished when we all come together and work together.
This mural will pay homage to the industry and small business that helped establish and grow the surrounding area. As Schnitzelburg, Germantwon, and Shelby Park, as well as Goss Avenue, continue to see explosive growth, we want to embrace our future without forgetting our past.
The mural and building enhancements will be a beautiful addition to Goss Avenue.