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

This station was begun in 1880 and finished in 1891, after a nearly decade-long delay 
in construction because of costs until work resumed in 1889.   It was built for the L & N 
(Louisville & Nashville) railroad, and for years was the largest passenger railroad station in 
the South.  Rail service ceased at Union Station in 1976.  The building still survives at 
10th and Broadway as the headquarters for TARC, the city bus system.  A hopeful sign: 
limited passenger rail service returned to Union Station in 2001.

  

Vintage Postcard Views of Louisville

Old Louisville 
     Second Street  
     Third Avenue  
     Fourth Avenue  
     St James Court  
     Central Park  
     The Confederate Monument  
     Churches
     Hotels  
     Schools  
     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   
      Churches 
     
     Without extended descriptions:
      
     Fourth Street   
     The Armory  
     Hotels         
     The Old Post Office and Customs House    
     City Parks   
     Cemeteries   
     Miscellaneous  

 

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