articles on design & history by steve

Steve Wiser has written dozens of commentaries on architecture, history, and other urban issues. 

Scroll down this webpage to view several of his recent artilces. 

You can click on the title to download and read the artilce. 

Note: most of these are in PDF format, and therefore you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Viewer on your computer. 


Cowan: Louisville's Gettysburg Hero 7-3-2013

Andrew Cowan was a young Union officer commanding a cannon battery on July 3,1863. He helped save the Union that fateful day in Gettysburg, Pa. 

Deja View: Louisville's Duplicative Designs

Devaluing Louisville: Hikes House demo, 8-31-2013

Satelite View: Louisville at 10,000 Feet 1-06-2012

Louisville's Iconic water tower at 150 years - 1-02-2012

NYC's High Line 8-25-2012

Louisville's Distinctive Designs 3-29-2013

Review: 'Louisville's Olmsted Parks & Parkways' 11-09-2013

Origins of Actors Theater Design 1-27-2011

Cogan Development: "how big is too big for louisville" 7-30-

History revisionism: judging the past today 9-2018

Modern design gaining more respect 5-11-2018

Princely design comments 11-30-1992