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Vintage Post Card Greetings from Louisville

City Hall Annex around 1920
"City Hall Annex and City Hall, Louisville, Ky." 
Post card mailed in May 1924

This is the view from Jefferson Street looking northeast. The Greco-Roman annex building, along with the Greek revival courthouse in the distance frame the Renaissance Italianate French Empire City Hall.  And who said Victorians didn't have a sense of humor!  The red brick corner of the (Romanesque) firehouse can be seen on the left of the picture.

An interesting, though sad message on the back of this postcard:

Dear Mother and Sister,
How is sweety today. drop you a few lines to let you know
Beauty is dead.  she died some time through the night.  I
think she had Pneumonia. she was suffering all day.  we
done every wath to do for her

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Vintage Postcard Views of Louisville

Old Louisville 
     Second Street  
     Third Avenue  
     Fourth Avenue  
     St James Court  
     Central Park  
     The Confederate Monument  
     The 1937 Flood  

Louisville (the rest of the city)
     Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby  
     The Old Court House  
     City Hall
     East to West along Broadway 
     The Seelbach Hotel  
     Railroad Stations   
     Without extended descriptions:
     Fourth Street   
     The Armory  
     The Old Post Office and Customs House    
     City Parks   


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