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Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veteran’s Day.

The City of Louisville is honoring our Veteran’s with a Parade. It will begin at 11:00 am.

Information can be found at this link,

http://www.louvetparade.com/

 

 

The Motor School Building – built November 1918

South Face of BuildingWDRB 41 News Report on Tennis Center Improvements. (click on link below)

Louisville Tennis Center Improvements

This video first aired on WDRB 41 on August 14, 2013. It talks about the expansion of the Louisville Tennis Center and plans for the Camp Zachary Taylor Motor School Building.

The Louisville Tennis Center now stands over part of Camp Zachary Taylor that used to be where the Motor School Buildings once stood. There were about a dozen structures for the school itself, along with three 60′ x 200′, two story barracks. The only building that still remains is the the “Motor School Vehicle Building”. As a matter of fact, it is the only large structure that survives. The only other buildings original to the camp are about eight latrines that were converted into homes in the 1920’s.

The Motor School Building is significant because of one thing, it’s size. Measuring 102′-6″ x 257”, it has a clear span open truss structure that has no support posts. The building was designed to store trucks and cars. It is nearly the size of a football field under roof.

At the end of this video they show a very short segment of the exterior and then the interior. Notice the unusual lattice trusses that were built on site to support the roof.

Pete McGrath talks about the plans for this historic building and how it will be converted into public space by 2017, and renamed “The Camp Zachary Taylor Pavilion”.

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