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Vintage Post Card Greetings from Louisville

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Railroad Stations

Two large railroad stations served the city from the 1880s until the 1960s, when railroad service all but vanished from Louisville.  Central Station, originally Union Depot, was at 7th and River (it was unfortunately demolished to clear way for the even more unfortunate riverfront expressway).  Union Station at 10th and Broadway however still survives, albeit in diminished capacity to its heyday in the 1920s.  After many years lapse, limited regular passenger service has at last returned to Louisville at Union Station.

Union Station

Union Station

Union Station

"The Union Station,
Louisville, Ky."
Post Card mailed in 1913

"Union Station,
10th Street and Broadway, Louisville, Ky."
Post card mailed in 1910

Union Station train sheds
"Union Station showing Train Sheds
and L. & N. Office Building, Louisville, Ky."
ca. 1920s


Central Station
The old 7th Street station once stood near 7th & Main, across from the Normandy Inn.
The Riverfront expressway now uses this ground

7th St- Union-Depot

7th St Union Depot

"7th Street Depot, Louisville, Ky."
Post Card mailed in 1910
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"7th Street Union Station, Louisville, Ky." 
ca. 1915
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7th St Union Depot
"Union Depot, Louisville" 
ca. 1920.
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Central Station, 1937 Flood 
"7th Street Depot
Louisville, Ky. 1937 Flood"
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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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