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Catalog Number PALM 00004
Date 1996
Artist Mackie, Jack
Artist Role Sculptor
Title Tornado Memorial
Description Jack Mackie's Tornado Memorial commemorates the 1890 storm that ravaged Louisville, killing over 100 people and destroying nearly 800 buildings. Still considered one of the deadliest storms in the history of the United States, the tornado ripped down Main Street, traveling from Parkland to Crescent Hill. The memorial, located at 801 West Main Street, is over a story tall and is decorated with etched plaques replicating contemporary photographs of the storm's devastation.

Jack Mackie is a nationally recognized public artist and planner based in Seattle, Washington. During the mid—1990s, Mackie worked with EDAW Landscape Architects to create Louisville's historic West Main Street corridor. (KG)
Provenance The sculpture is part of a city project to beautify and preserve downtown's historic West Main Street. (KHP Inventory)
Dimensions H-22 feet
Material Steel
Medium Metal
Technique Etching
Location 801 West Main Street