A Window into America's Past
Post Card Greetings from Old Louisville

4th Street
"Fourth Avenue, Louisville KY"
Near 4th & Hill/Belgravia Ct.
1906, Detroit Publishing Co.
Card Mailed to Dayton, OH, June 1913

This row of mansions still stands on the east side of Fourth Street between Hill and Magnolia opposite the entrance to Belgravia Court.  Fourth Avenue was then a main thoroughfare for trolley lines, as it is today for the city bus service.  Trolley service in Louisville was discontinued shortly after World War II.  A close look shows a trolley at the left edge of the picture.  

The neighborhood's (as well as the city's) most famous trolley line was the "Toonerville Trolley" (the Brook Street Line) which was the basis of a comic strip by Fontaine Fox that ran in newspapers for decades in national syndication.

Enlargement (113 sec @ 56kbps)


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   


Hit Counter

Old Louisville Guide Home Page
Old Louisville National Historic District

Home, Newsletter, News/Press Releases, Old Louisville Business Directory, History, Historic Pictures, Vintage Post Card Views,  Spring, Autumn, TerraServer Images, Maps, Calendar of Events, Walking Tours, Architectural Styles, Architect's Corner, St James Court, Belgravia Court, St. James Art ShowMuseums, Libraries, Literature, Churches, Bed and Breakfast Inns, Restaurants-Taverns, Recipes, Visitors' Page, Resources, Old Louisville Places, Our Lost Landmarks, Old Louisville, the Way it Was, Louisville Links, Feedback

Search WWW Search oldlouisville.com

(there are now over 1300 web pages on OldLouisville.com)
Click here for a comprehensive search of all 2800+ web pages on this server

Old Louisville National Historic Preservation District
America's Victorian Treasure

You are Visitor Number Hit Counter to the Old Louisville Guide since February 1998
We thank you all for coming by!