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Manual High School in Louisville, 1909, Brook Street at Oak.

This building now contains apartments. The "new" DuPont-Manual high school is at 2nd and Lee, and is now one of Louisville's most prestigious preporatory schools.

Excerpt from an email received by OldLouisville.com in Oct: 2005, from a former teacher here during the late 50s, early 60s

I enjoyed a recent visit to Louisville, seeing sites that had been familiar to me when I lived there from 1959 until 1963. I began my teaching career at Henry B. Manly Junior High School, at the corner of Brook and Oak. You have a picture of it as DuPont Manual, which it was before that school moved and the building became a junior high school....

The current apartment/condo building has an iron gate on one side, not now a gate to anything, but a kind of monument to the old days, with “Manly Gymnasium” inscribed across the top. I don’t remember the gate, though it’s likely I passed through it going into the gym for assemblies. Though there are signs that forbid trespassing, I went up the steps of the building and peered inside. Sadly, the remnant of grandeur that I remember the building having when I taught there, a very grand sweeping staircase in front of the doors, is now gone.
    -----  
Holly Westcott (Holly SoJourner when she taught at Manly), Nashville, TN

 

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     Third Avenue  
     Fourth Avenue  
     St James Court  
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     The 1937 Flood  

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