Ready to Rock?

We’re ready to start Phase II of our mission to restore and preserve the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion and we need your help with some unskilled labor.

If you’ve been looking for a way to contribute that will not impact your budget, this is it! We’d love to save a few bucks (to put into another project), by doing the masonry repairs ourselves. Lucky for us, the very imperfections that make creekstone look so good will work to our advantage!

Much-needed masonry repairs are evident at the TeePee.

Much-needed masonry repairs are evident at the TeePee.

If you have a few hours that you’d be willing to donate to this very worthy cause, please contact us either via message on our facebook page, or via email to Tammy Madigan at maddi1962@gmail.com. Include your contact information and let us know what day(s) of the week would work best for you.

We’ve said it before and we’ll likely say it again…You really CAN make a difference! So, roll up your sleeves and help us save this special piece of Louisville.

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Give Local Louisville

Give Local Louisville

Today is “Give Local Louisville” day! In essence, today is a day to donate to local charitable organizations that make Louisville a better place to live.  We love Louisville, so, of course, we think this is a great idea.  In fact, if you plan to participate and donate to a local charity today, we’d urge you to remember the TeePee.

As we continue to restore and preserve this special piece of Cherokee Park’s history, your dollars can make a difference. We’ve come so far and we are still working (daily) to restore and preserve this special piece of history in Louisville’s Cherokee Park.  Information on how to make a secure online PayPal donation can be found on the right side of our home page.

 

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What season is this?

 

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While Louisville doesn’t seem to be able to decide if it’s spring or winter, we should all be taking advantage of the warm days when we do see them.  We know just the place to do that, too…rain or shine!

You should stop by the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion and check out the new roof firsthand!  American Roofing has done an awesome job!  There are more renovations coming over the next many weeks (including masonry repairs, new grills and new light fixtures).  This restoration is really making a difference and has the community excited about the future of this great Louisville Landmark!

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Preservation Success Story!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

With the momentum we’ve gained, we are really making this happen!  Thanks to all of you who have supported this effort thus far!  And for those of you who just found out about the Pavilion in the Courier Journal today, it’s not too late to make a difference!

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Please remember the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion in your year-end giving!

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Even as Phase I of this renovation is nearing completion, we are looking forward to Phase II, which we hope will include masonry repairs, lighting, etc.

In this season of giving, your donations to help restore this Louisville landmark can play a vital role in the preservation success story of the historic Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion in Cherokee Park.  Our partnership with the Greater Community Council (a 501c3 organization) ensures that your donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.

So, if you are planning to make a donation before the end of the year, we hope you will consider making one to Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion. Donations can be mailed to: Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion, 2048 Douglass Blvd. #1, Louisville, KY 40205, or you may make a secure online donation (via PayPal) on the button located on the right side of this page.

Thank you to all of our supporters! (Look how far we’ve come so far!)  And best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2014!

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That long awaited day has arrived!

We are so excited to share these photos from supporters (Julie Tichenor and Rob Totten) that alerted us to the fact that the removal of shingles (the first step in the roof replacement) at the TeePee has begun!  Work seems to be moving quickly and we’re hoping that the project moves swiftly to a wonderful new roof for this unique and special Louisville Landmark!  Big thanks to American Roofing for their hard work and generosity, and big thanks to Julie and Rob for making our day!

The start of roof replacement on 12/3/13.  Photo by Julie Tichenor.

The start of roof replacement on 12/3/13. Photo by Julie Tichenor.

The start of roof replacement - 12-3-13.  Photo by Rob Totten.

The start of roof replacement – 12-3-13. Photo by Rob Totten.

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Happenings in the ‘Hood!

Lark and I have never worked so hard to give someone money in all our lives.

But…

On November 7, 2013, after about six weeks of trying, Metro Council finally accepted Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion’s donation which will allow the re-roof project to move forward.  Hooray!

Metro Parks formalized their bid review and awarded a contract to American Roofing Company.  American Roofing’s bid included a donation to the project and came in under budget.  (It really is heartening to see how many people want to Save the TeePee!)  American Roofing has been in business juuuuust shy of 100 years and has installed roofs at Bellarmine University, the new Anthem BCBS facility in Middletown and the Muhammad Ali Center…to name a few.  We couldn’t be more pleased!

The construction start day will be right around the Thanksgiving holiday, so cross your fingers for good weather to hold.  If you happen to be in the area while work is going on, be sure to say “Thanks!” and “Good job!” to the folks working up there. The new roof should be complete before 2014.  And we can’t WAIT to see it!  (Stay tuned for some news on a celebration of this restoration!)

But our job is not done…Phase II (repairs to the laminated beams, masonry repairs, lighting upgrades and replacement of the grills) is already in the planning stages.  With a much smaller price-tag, we hope to have the remaining work done much faster.  If you can help, please get in touch with us!

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Thanks for stopping by!

We’ve been overhauling things a bit here on our site and, if you haven’t been here recently, you should stick around and see what we’ve been up to.  We hope you like what you see and that it may inspire you, as this wonderful, whimsical structure has inspired us.

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New roof is in sight

SHFP is excited to announce that a tentative starting date of September 22, 2013 is planned for the work to begin on replacing the Pavilion’s roof.  We are currently working closely with Metro Parks to have the bid package for the work finalized. It will be released soon and then contractors will begin bidding on the job. Stay tuned for exciting updates!

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National Register of Historic Places

Our application to have the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion placed on the National Register of Historic Places was approved at a hearing by the Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission on March 21. It will move on to the next step in Frankfort in May 2013.

The commissioners were almost unanimously in favor with the vote being 8-1. Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh was the one dissenting voice. Many of the others were very vocal about the importance and value of this landmark. Metro Parks sent an email stating their opposition which was read into the record. Most importantly I want to thank Anna Maas who was the driving force, along with Tammy Madigan, in the lengthy and detailed process of completing the application.

~Lark Phillips

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