Steve Foutch

East and West Bottoms visionaries unite

East and West Bottoms visionaries unite

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the West Bottoms was home to churches, public buildings, schools and residents, until the floods of 1903 and 1951 led occupants of the river basin to seek higher ground, leaving behind a ghost town of abandoned buildings. That's finally starting to change, thanks to residents and stakeholders who have a greater vision for the community.