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The Seelbach Lobby
The Seelbach, Louisville, Ky."
ca. 1910

Showing the furniture tastes of the time, the Seelbach Lobby was full of oversize velvet chairs and sofas (no doubt, stuffed with the best horse hair).  The old marble registration desk, spanning the entire width of the lobby has been replaced by a smaller desk to allow access to areas built later behind the lobby.  At one time, in an attempt to modernize, the frescos depicting events in Kentucky history were painted over.  These have since been restored.  The entrance to the former Main Dining Room (the area now known as the "Old Seelbach Bar") can be seen in the background.

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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)
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     The Old Court House  
     City Hall
     East to West along Broadway 
     The Seelbach Hotel  
     Railroad Stations   
     Without extended descriptions:
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     The Armory  
     The Old Post Office and Customs House    
     City Parks   


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