Visit to Lebanon Junction

Before the opening of Lloyd “Hog” Mattingly’s exhibition at Institute 193, I took a road trip to Lebanon Junction, KY with photographer Guy Mendes and his friend and fellow photographer, David Coyle. We wanted to walk through the place that Mattingly once called home. I was very curious to see how many of the buildings he modeled are still in existence and, if so, how closely they resemble the miniatures.

The answer is this: not very many and not very much. The town has apparently changed quite a bit since Hog was a child, which is understandable considering he grew up in the 1920s and 30s (almost a hundred years ago!).

A huge thanks to Guy for the lovely photos of the trip:

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Mattingly’s model of the above building is on view at Institute 193.

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“The Junction.” Yep, this is THE Junction.

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The photograph above is of what is pretty much the middle of town. This road is Lebanon Junction’s main thoroughfare. It actually sees a fair amount of traffic on any given day since it connects a couple of larger highways. So there are many passers-through on this street — but still not a single traffic light in town.

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Most of the homes in Lebanon Junction are like this one — quaint, quiet, and well-kept.

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Lebanon Junction’s city hall is housed in a different building than the one that Lloyd Mattingly modeled, which is on view at Institute 193.

-Cat Wentworth, Director

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