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Post Card Greetings from Old Louisville

"Central Park, Louisville KY"
Post card mailed 1917

This view near the present day entrance to St. James Court shows the walk, perimeter hedge and a hint of the homes along Fourth Avenue in the background.

Mailed to Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 10, 1917, to a family with a German surname, the message on the back reveals some interesting "current events" of the time:

"Dear Sis and bro-in-law
"Got your letter this AM. Wasn't much surprised about dad. He wouldn't have good health if he didn't jaw at someone.  He doesn't worry me a little bit. Just so mother and the kids get along.  I am glad he hasn't got me to tell his troubles. Tell him I am going after his friend the Kaiser next Tuesday.  Sure am going to get him so he had better bid him farewell . . ."

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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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