Post Card Greetings from Old Louisville
(Vintage Post Cards from Old Louisville)
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
Vintage Postcard Views of Louisville
St James Court
The Confederate Monument
The 1937 Flood
Louisville (the rest of the city)
Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby
The Old Court House
East to West along Broadway
The Seelbach Hotel
Without extended descriptions:
The Old Post Office and Customs House
Louisville Guide Home Page
Old Louisville Business Directory,
Pictures, Vintage Post Card Views,
Calendar of Events,
Corner, St James Court,
Court, St. James Art Show,
Louisville Places, Our Lost Landmarks,
Old Louisville, the Way it Was,
(there are now over 1300 web
pages on OldLouisville.com)