Court House
"Court House, Louisville, Ky." 
Card Printed 1905, mailed 1910.

This Court House, the fifth for Jefferson County, was completed in 1860, 
nearly a quarter century after it was begun by architect Gideon Shyrock.  
This card shows the building as it looked before a fire nearly destroyed 
it completely in 1905.  Since the fire and the subsequent repairs and 
alterations, it has been in danger of demolition several times. However, 
since the 1980s, it appears that Louisville may just keep the old building 
after all.

In early years, the Court House contained much of the city government.  
It even served to house the Union -loyal Kentucky legislature briefly during 
the Civil War, when the state was divided between the North and the South.
The building is located at 6th and Jefferson streets.

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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