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3rd Street
" Third Avenue, North from Magnolia Street,
Louisville, Ky." 
View north from the
corner of 3rd and Magnolia.
ca. 1905-1910

These homes are all still standing.  Early views of the 1300 block of 3rd are rare, especially the west side (left of picture).  Sadly, details of the homes are obscured by the trees, but nevertheless show the area early as a tree-lined parkway, and without the congested parking of the present day.  This view can be revisited in real life once a year in late April on the Saturday of "Thunder over Louisville," when parking is prohibited, and Third Street takes on the rather quiet character of a century ago.

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     Central Park  
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