Iroquois, Louisville

Iroquois is a neighborhood on the south side of Louisville, Kentucky, United States.[1] It is split into two parts by Beechmont. From a historical perspective, the northwestern section would be the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and the southeastern section would be the Kenwood neighborhood.[2][3] The Iroquois neighborhood is roughly bounded by Hazelwood Avenue, Beechmont, Third Street, Kenwood Drive, and Iroquois Park. Located near the Louisville International Airport, residents have frequently complained of noise and challenged airport expansion. The largely residential neighborhood was developed as a suburb after World War II and into the 1950s.[4]

The notorious Iroquois Tenement Housing Complex was torn down in 2012[5] and replaced with the Hope Garden Project, an urban farming collaboration involving KentuckyOne Health, the Food Literacy Project and the Metro Housing Authority.[6]

Iroquois has a lending library, a branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.[7]

Notable residents include musician Bryson Tiller.

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  1. ^ Kleber, John (2001). "Iroquois". The Encyclopedia of Louisville (1 ed.). University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0813121000.
  2. ^ "Louisville West Kentucky US Topo Map". MyTopo Map Store. Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  3. ^ "Louisville Title Co.'s revised map of Louisville, Ky. and environs ; Revised map of Louisville, Ky. and environs". Scanned Maps - CURIOSity Digital Collections. Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  4. ^ Buzan, Stefanie Rae; Rosemary Hauck McCandless (2007). A View From the Top: The Neighborhoods of Iroquois Park and Kenwood Hill. Louisville, Kentucky: The Little Loomhouse. ISBN 978-1-4276-1659-3.
  5. ^ Johnson, Stephan (2012-01-20). "Iroquois Homes go down, and so does crime". WRDB. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  6. ^ Mayfield, Colin (2016-03-30). "Urban farm taking over former Iroquois housing complex". WLKY. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  7. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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Coordinates: 38°10′11″N 85°46′53″W / 38.16972°N 85.78139°W / 38.16972; -85.78139