Pictures of Old Louisville in
All of the views below can be found steps from each other near the
intersection of Garvin and Ormsby. Garvin Place is a cul-de-sac extending to Oak
Street and is lined with pleasant and well-tended Victorian homes. The J. B. Speed
House, facing Ormsby at the corner is not only one of Old Louisville's finest buildings,
it was also once home to one of the city's most generous benefactors. James
Breckenridge Speed, along with his wife Hattie Bishop endowed the the city with its fine
arts museum and the university with scholarships and its scientific school.