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3rd Street
"Third Avenue, Louisville, Ky." 
Shows part of the west side of Third Avenue
between Magnolia and Hill Street

Most of these homes are all still standing, the exception being the fifth, (little more than the porch is visible.)  The card was mailed in 1921, but judging by the exclusive horse-drawn traffic, the size of the trees, and the very low height of the hedges between the homes (compare), the photograph must be much earlier than that, probably between 1900 and 1910.

Can anyone identify the object hanging from the electric wires over the street in the foreground?  (seen clearly in the enlargement)

Enlargement (142 sec @ 56kbps)
The enlargement shows good detail of the homes and traffic. 

 

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