Pictures of Old Louisville in Spring
Garvin Place, Ormsby Avenue
and the J. B. Speed House

Azaleas brighten the JB Speed House

All of the views below can be found steps from each other near the intersection of Garvin and Ormsby.  Garvin Place is a cul-de-sac extending to Oak Street and is lined with pleasant and well-tended Victorian homes.  The J. B. Speed House, facing Ormsby at the corner is not only one of Old Louisville's finest buildings, it was also once home to one of the city's most generous benefactors.  James Breckenridge Speed, along with his wife Hattie Bishop endowed the the city with its fine arts museum and the university with scholarships and its scientific school. 
Click on any of the thumbnails below to begin a virtual stroll:


Garvin Place, the east side

A classical home

Under the flowering crabapples

Views of Garvin Place


A stately home on Ormsby Avenue

Ormsby Avenue:


The JB Speed House

Entrance to the Speed House

JB Speed House from the southwest

Flower gardens, East side of the Speed House

The J. B. Speed House


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