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Panel To Consider Landmark Status For Kenwood Drive-In

The Louisville Metro Historic Landmarks and Preservation District Commission is expected to decide Thursday whether to grant landmark status to the 62-year old Kenwood Drive-In in south Louisville. The designation would require the property’s owner to get permission from the city before altering or tearing down any structures on the property. It's being sought by the Iroquois Civic Club and Neighborhood Association. The Kenwood has been closed since 2008, when it was put up for sale by its owner, National Amusements. The company says it’s opposed to any designation that could affect the sale of the property. The Kenwood opened in 1949 off Southside Drive. It’s Louisville’s last standing drive-in theatre. The landmarks commission will meet Thursday at 8:30am.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.