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"Louisville, Ky., Covin Cavin School"
Postcard mailed in 1915

The former Covin Cavin School buildings still stand at the southeast corner of Second and Hill Streets in Old Louisville.  The cupola however has long since vanished.

The building was built in 1900 and was originally planned to be a school to the children of wealthy shipbuilders. It was Cochran Elementary from 1900 to 1991. It was named after Gavin H. Cochran, who was president of the Louisville School Board. In 1991, the school relocated to Gaulbert Ave to make room for a computer lab and arts media center.

The building is now owned and operated by the Jefferson County Public School system and is a part of the Youth Performing Arts School. It is a satellite extension to the main YPAS (Youth Performing Arts School) building and It is known by students and staff as the "Annex." The building houses dance studios, pianos, libraries, theatre halls, etc.

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