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3rd Street
"View of 3rd Ave, Louisville, Ky" 
Post card printed between 1901 and 1907
Printed in Leipzig, Germany

We're having a hard time determining the exact location of this view.  The buildings are not familiar to us.  Is this one of the urban renewal blocks around Breckinridge Street?  If you know, please email us the answer, so we can remove this paragraph and replace it with a better description.

What we can say, this is NOT anything in the 1100 through 1800 blocks of Third.  It could be the east side of the 1000 block looking north from St. Catherine to Kentucky (thought the opposite side appears unfamiliar for this block), or it could be either side of the street anywhere north of Kentucky.  The reason we tend to think the view is on the east side of the street is the location of the entrance doors, which in Old Louisville are nearly always on the north side of the building as shown above.  So our best guess is that this is the east side looking north from the corner of Third & Kentucky OR Third & Breckinridge, where essentially none of the Victorian buildings are still standing today.

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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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