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1129 1133 1137 1141 1143 1155
1st & 2nd Norton Infirmary Buildings
Treyton, Oaks,
211 W Oak
(present & past)           1885, ~1930 1984

 

This block of Old Louisville (east and west side)  was at one time the "holiest" in the city.  You could find the
region's largest Baptist congregation at the Walnut Street Baptist Church, and living across the street from each
other were the Roman Catholic Archbishop and the Episcopal Bishop of Kentucky.  Even a Henry Pilcher, of the
nationally regarded Pilcher Sons Organ Company lived on the block for awhile.  The John N. Norton Memorial Infirmary
was located on the block from 1885 until 1973 when it moved to its present downtown health campus location.
The hospital was named in honor of the former associate rector of Christ Church Cathedral who was well known for
his generosity and was called the "Good Samaritan"  and "the pied-piper" by his congregation.

(Compilation from Caron's City Directories 1884-1938)

  

pre-1909 Address present address Year Head of Household occupation or name of business or notes
se cor 1101 1901-present Walnut Street (First) Baptist Church Finley F Gibson Pastor 1927-38+
         
1205 N/A 1884-1887 Watson, Annie Mrs Mrs D A Watson
  1888-1900 Watson, Robert A house demolished for the Walnut Street Baptist Church
         
1207 N/A 1884 Leber, Peter  
  1885-1888 Leber, Guy  
  1889 Woodward, James  
  1890-1894 Melville, Frank  
  1895 Vacant  
  1896-1897 Weatherton, G W (or J W)  
  1898 Miller, J F  
  1899 Elrod, W L  
  1900 Drane, C M  
  1900 Pike, CC house demolished for the Walnut Street Baptist Church
         
1211 1111 1889 Vacant  
  1890-1915 Gathright, John T solicitor Equitable Life Assurance Society
  1909-1910 Wharton, James [c] rear
  1910-1916 Daniels, John [c] rear
  1912-1913 Weber, Mamie [c] rear
  1916 Jackson, Clifton [c] rear
  1916-1918 O'Connell, Stella Mrs  
  1919-1921+ Anderson, Mary  
  1927-1938+ Gibson, Finley F Rev pastor, Walnut St Babtist Church, wife Lucille
         
1213 1113 1885-1892 Voris, S B vice-president and manager The Dark Hollow Stone Co
  1893-1919 Gathright, Robert O Gathright, R O & Co merchant millers with JB, JN and John Milton
  1920 Vacant  
  1921+ Craig, J E  
  1927-1938+ 3 or more  tenants  
         
1215 1117 1884-1903 Pirtle, James S Attorney & Judge, president Louisville City National Bank & lawyer at 411 W Jefferson, later with Pirtle & Trabue law firm 703-705 Columbia Bldg
  1904-1915 Minnigerode, J G Rev  
  1916-1933+ Hopkins, Ione F  
  1919-1921+ Hopkins, Frances I may be same person as Ione F, as the name rotated
         
1217 1123 1892 Vacant  
  1893-1918 Newman, George A president George A Newman Co drugs
  1919-1920 Vacant  
  1921 Edelman, J R  
  1927+ 5 tenants  
    1933+ Louisville Institute of Music, Louisville Concert Band, Louisville Boy's Band, Louisville Girl's Band  
  1938+ Bruce, Elzada boarding  
  1938+ Bruce, Robert W employee T D & W Handle Co, wife Elzada
         
1221 1127 1887 Vacant  
  1888-1895 Bate, Philip B tobacco, office 23 Board of Trade Bldg
  1896-1898 Allis, Lady  
  1899-1900 Vacant  
  1901-1904 McBurnie, J L  
  1905-1909 O'Neal, J T  
  1910-1917 O'Neal, Lillian (Or Lydia W)  
  1911-1927+ Carter, Celia [c]  
  1918-1921 Banta, L J  
  1927-1933+ 4-6 tenants  
         
1223 1129 1884 Stephens, C E  
  1885 Schulz, Dora  
  1886-1896 Stephens, Louisa (or Louise) white goods manufacturer/dressmaker
  1897-1900 Vacant  
  1904 Chreste, Chas  
  1905-1927+ Woodcock, Charles Edward Rt Rev elected Episcopal Bishop of Kentucky in 1904
  1933-1938+ Boggess, Bettie F boarding house
         
1225 1133 1884 Pilcher, Henry Henry Pilcherís Sons, organs
  1885 Edmunds, S E  
  1886 Vacant  
  1887-1888 Francis, Charles manager News Printing Co
  1889-1890 Clark, Louise Mrs. R B Clark
  1891-1892 Miller, Barbara A  
  1893 Talbott, Benjamin  
  1894-1896 Vacant  
  1897-1902 Stephens, Louise dressmaker
  1903-1907 Long, C R  
  1908 Vacant  
  1909-1921+ Greer, F T  
  1927-1933+ Greer, Mary McK widow of F T
  1933+ Greer, F McK  
  1938 Woody, Charles G superintendant, KY Concrete Pipe Co, wife Ethel
  1938 Woody, Ethel furn rooms  
         
1227 1137 1890 Barnett, Ira S  
  1905-1927+ Delph, Lula (&/or Amelia) & 1-2 tenants
  1933+ 4 tenants  
  1938 Armes, Robert L Armes Bros real estate, RL & SH
         
1229 1141 1890 Scott, Preston B MD Scott, Cartledge & Chenoweth physicians & surgeons 205 W Broadway office 11-5, 7-8
  1891 Barnett, Ira S  
  1892 Meddis, S S  
  1893-1912 Straus, August vice president, Courier-Journal Job Prinitng Co
  1913-1921+ Straus, Rachael  
  1927 Maretta, S L  
  1933+ 5 tenants  
  1938 Parker, Rufus I wife Bertha
1127-1141 present church parking lot for the Walnut Street Baptist Church
         
1231 1143 1891-1892 Scott, Preston B MD  
  1893-1902 Omberg, William F WF Omberg & Co real estate
  1897-1900 Stine, J W Jr  
  1903 Dunlap, T G  
  1904-1905 Bull, Robt  
  1906 Dickey, J H  
  1907-1938+ Norton Infirmary Nurses Home  
         
1253 1155 1885-1927+ John N Norton Memorial Infirmary
The house that became the infirmary was purchased by John N Norton's wife in 1881 with proceeds from the sale of her own home on Broadway, in his honor.  The early hospital was replaced by a new hospital with entrance around the corner on Oak St around 1930.
Norton Infirmary moved to its new location downtown in 1973
  1984-present Treyton Oak Towers Senior Citizen's housing, owned by the Baptist Church.

General Notes:
* Resident occupations or notes have been added if known.  If you can supply more information on these houses or their early residents, we'd love to hear from you.  Email information@oldlouisville.com
*Years marked as "Vacant": can have several explanations or possibilities.  Obviously the house could actually have been vacant, or the family may have been temporarily away during canvassing, the address was between tenants, or the directory made an error (no one home & no one to ask).  In some cases it may indicate a new building awaiting its first residents, or one ready to be demolished to make way for a newer building.
* Many short-term residents (especially renters, boarders or apartment house tenants) have been omitted from this list.  For more complete listings see our History section and look for the appropriate Excel file.
* Grayed out listings:  A building at this address that possibly, probably or definitely no longer exists. 

About the dates:
*
After 1921, years are sampled 1927, 1933, 1938.  A + sign after a date reminds us that the resident may have also lived at this address before or after these dates.
* 1884 is the earliest date we can easily find records for these buildings.  Any homes noted to be occupied in 1884 are often older than that.  But it should also be kept in mind that an address record may represent more than one building over the years.  For example, a bungalow style house (early 20th C style, usually teens to 30s), is probably a replacement for an earlier building on the same site, especially where the address record goes back several decades before. Click here for a brief guide to house styles
* Years are inclusive.  For example, a resident listed at an address showing1890-1892  was listed in the directory at his address for three years: 1890, 1891 and 1892.

Accuracy:
*
There is no absolute guarantee of the accuracy of this information. 
*
Addresses in red mean there may be some question as to the matches between pre-1909 and present addresses.  While these are usually correct, further research may be needed.  After 1909, almost all addresses should be correct.
* Errors can often be found in original or secondary source material, and probably we made some along the way as well. 
* Corrections are welcome and deeply appreciated, but please be kind.  Many hundreds of hours of work and quite some expense have gone into researching these compilations, and harsh scolding only discourages further work.

 

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