Over the last several years the city of Louisville has worked on revitalizing some of it's older areas and renovating some of the older buildings. These renovations are geared toward drawing in businesses and people to the growing and improving city.
One such building is the Olympic Apartments Building in downtown Louisville's SoBro neighborhood (identified as between Old Louisville and Downtown). It is located near Spalding University and the main branch of the Louisville Library. The turn of the century building, which was built in the 1920s, was renovated in 2010 to provide low to moderate rent housing. It is one of the few buildings in Louisville that has the art-noueveau style--a popular French style during the turn of the 20th century. The building sports many sculptured terracotta work around the exterior of the building. The building also sports retail space on the lower level, with some spots still vacant.
The building is a beautiful piece of Louisville's architectural history, and it is good to see the building being put into use instead of lying vacant. Hopefully the building will draw new residents to the area and help to continue to build up the downtown area.