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Central Station
"7th Street Depot
Louisville, Ky. 1937 Flood"

This was one unlucky building!  Construction destroyed by the great tornado of 1890.  Rebuilt 1891 to be severely damaged by fire in 1909.  Now this view, the great flood of 1937.  During World War II, the tower and 3rd floor were removed as an economy measure.  Go figure!  The Station closed in 1963 as rail travel declined.  Actor's Theater used it for awhile until it moved to its present location on Main Street.  In 1968, it was torn down to make room for the riverfront expressway (which, incidentally, now separates the city from the Ohio River, its traditional life-blood).  

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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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