Postcard Greetings from Old Louisville

"Y.M.H.A.  Louisville, Ky."
Postcard mailed in 1917
2nd & Jacob

The Young Men's Hebrew Association moved into this 'new' building in 1915 after it had outgrown its original (ca 1890) location near 1st & Chestnut.  The association was first organized by Isaac W. Bernheim (noted local philanthropist of the time whose nearby residence on Third Street still stands).  The YMHA, later renamed, the Jewish Community Center, stayed at this location, about a block from Temple Adath Israel, until 1955, when it moved to its present suburban location.  The Jewish Community Center remains the third oldest continuously operating center in the United States.

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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