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(Vintage Postcards from Old Louisville)

Second Street

Second Street was a street of homes for the middle and upper middle class of the late 19th/early 20th Century, still beautifully preserved for several blocks.  By modern standards, many consider these relatively modest and cozy Victorian homes to be mansions.  Not a surprise considering their proud tall elegant fašades and architectural details.  In those days, you could also find some of 'Old Louisville's' most impressive public buildings.

Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home  Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home
Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home
  Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home
Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home  Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home  Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home
The Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home (1869-1927)
1600-1800 blocks

Halleck Hall
"Halleck Hall.  Louisville, Ky."
Postcard mailed in 1938
2nd & Lee St.

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

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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