from Old Louisville
Section Showing City
Library and Office Buildings
Louisville, Ky., 1937 Flood"
view shows the area roughly between First and Fifth Street (left), from
Chestnut (Background) to just below York Street. The Louisville Free
Public Library is seen in the center of the view, wit Broadway just beyond.
library suffered major losses to its collections, especially its museum
collections which were housed it its basement.
the inundation with water, present neighborhood residents will appreciate a
look at the area long before Urban Renewal "improved" it.
These blocks were still heavily residential, lined with fine Victorian
homes, most of which survived until at least the 1960s. A few of the
old mansions can still be seen even along Broadway. About a third of
the structures seen here still survive, mainly along 4th Street, as well as
the library itself. In other areas large tracts of parking lots are
now the norm, dotted with fairly insignificant modern commercial structures.
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Postcard Views of Louisville
rest of the city)
Downs and the Kentucky Derby
The Old Court
East to West along Broadway
Without extended descriptions:
The Old Post
Office and Customs House
Louisville Guide Home Page
Louisville National Historic District
Old Louisville Business Directory,
Pictures, Vintage Post Card Views,
Calendar of Events,
Corner, St James Court,
Court, St. James Art Show,
Louisville Places, Our Lost Landmarks,
Old Louisville, the Way it Was,
(there are now over 1300 web
pages on OldLouisville.com)
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