Steve Wiser, Historian & Author
Author Steve Wiser is a noted local historian and nationally-recognized architect. He has written four books, dozens of articles, and talked before thousands on design and history related topics. His book, Louisville 2035 (March 2008), has resulted from two of Wiser’s popular presentations: “Unbuilt Louisville” and “Lost Landmarks of Louisville”.
A lifelong Louisville resident, Steve Wiser attended Greater Louisville Inc. Development Expedition (GLIDE).
Steve Wiser is very active with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He served as president of the local chapter and has been chair of many committees over the past 25 years. He also served on two AIA Regional Design Assistance Team studies of Louisville. He was a member of the original “Young Architect” class of the AIA and has received the distinguished “Oberwarth Award”, Kentucky’s highest AIA achievement honor.
Since the early 1980’s, Steve has been a leader in the Louisville Historical League. Serving as its president for three terms, he has helped save many properties from demolition, including Old Male High School, old St. Paul’s Church, Olmsted’s Shelby Park, and most recently, the American Standard Manufacturing Building.
Among Wiser's other achievements are being a tour guide at Cave Hill Cemetery.
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- Memories of Louisville's Fontaine Ferry Park, the WHAS Crusade for Children, and sequicentennial celebrations for the Louisville Fire Department and the Ursuline Sisters. Plus, author Steve Wiser's predictions for Louisville in 2035. (#226)