Local restaurant owner receives award for restoring old farm



Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:56 PM

(WHAS11) - Louisville loves its history, but a lot of it is crumbling.

The group Preservation Louisville says progress is being made but they are also concerned about many places that are endangered.

Homes like the old Ouerbacker Mansion in west Louisville are looking for a developer.

Along with this still crumbling Victorian house along Frankfort avenue.

Success stories include the soon to be renovated Whiskey Row of old storefronts on east Main Street.

Louisville has 48 neighborhood districts on the national register of historic places. There are 1400 buildings considered historic in our area.

One of the success stories credited Tuesday is a historic farm house turned into Corbett's Restaurant. Costco and Lowes are located near it now, at the Gene Snyder Freeway and U.S. 22.

But it was once the Von-Allman Farm, the first working dairy farm in Kentucky.

The mansion was restored at a cost of more than $2 million.

Owner and chef Dean Corbett was one of ten historic property owners who received awards for their efforts.