Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – The Price Building

The Price Building sits on the corner of State Street and 10th Avenue in downtown Bowling Green. Now it’s recognized as the United Furniture building just off Fountain Square, but this corner could tell lots of stories. We’re going back to 1898 when the original building was constructed. The McCormack Building was a feat of modern ingenuity at the turn…

Throwback Thursday – The Interstate Comes to Bowling Green

This week we’re taking a closer look at the history of the interstate highway system and its significance to Bowling Green. Construction of the I-65 interchanges at Scottsville and Cemetery Roads was completed nearly 55 years ago. Research on transcontinental travel time first started in 1919. Just after WWI, a group of 81 Army vehicles traveled from east coast to…

Throwback Thursday – The Longhunters

Throwback Thursday is going way back this week, about 20 years further back than the founding of Warren County and Bowling Green. It was the early 1770s and a group of 13 Longhunters explored their way through the wild frontier, finding themselves along modern day Barren River. The Longhunters historic marker sits downtown next to the old Warren County Courthouse…

Throwback Thursday – Nahm Building

The Nahm building sits in the center of the Main Street row on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green. It was constructed over 130 years ago. This week we visit the Nahm family scrapbook for a look into the lives of one of Bowling Green’s wealthiest Victorian families. Four Nahm brothers emigrated from Bavaria to the U.S. in the years…

Throwback Thursday – Augenstein Alumni Center Museum

This week we’re at the Augenstein Alumni Center at the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green. While the Alumni Center was completed just a few short years ago, there’s a small museum area inside that celebrates the university’s rich history. On the first floor of the Augenstein Alumni Center, visitors will find the information desk and campus maps, along…

Throwback Thursday: Save the Depot

One of Bowling Green’s most significant landmarks needs help. Throwback Thursday has been here several times. Many viewers have probably attended events or taken tours of the museum and railcars, but the RailPark could be closing its doors in the next couple of years. It’s time to save the Depot. The L&N Railroad is one of the biggest reasons why…