of Old Louisville in Spring
Without a doubt, Old Louisville is at its
most beautiful in springtime. An abundance of pleasant days with clear blue skies,
and vibrant colors parading from late March into early May provide a delightful stage to
present Old Louisville's magnificent architecture.
Crocus, then jonquils, tulips, hyacinths,
magnolias, pears and forsythia begin the show. By mid April, the azaleas are in
bloom, along with redbud, dogwood, flowering cherry and crabapple. Over half the trees
that line our avenues bloom during the first three weeks of April. Late April and
early May gives itself over to iris and the first spectacular bloom of roses.
Residents usually begin to plant their summer flowers during this time.
This time in spring is also the time
Louisville celebrates the Kentucky Derby Festival, with hundreds of activities to choose
from between mid April and Derby Day, the first Saturday in May. It may be the best
time of year to visit Old Louisville.
The 1300 Block of
Third Street This block of Third Street nearly always has Old Louisville's most
colorful Mid-April display, and some if its finest mansions, too!
One of Old Louisville's hidden treasures. The residents make it live up to its name.
Garvin Place and
The J.B. Speed House
including duPont Manual
First and Brook Streets, more Third Street and Fourth Street
OldLouisville.com wishes to thankfully
acknowledge the contribution of our neighbor Tim Woodruff of Third Street for sending us
many of the pictures in this series.
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