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The Old Courthouse

This Court House, the fifth for Jefferson County, was completed in 1860, nearly a quarter century after it was begun by architect Gideon Shyrock. In early years, the Court House contained many of the city government offices until the new Town Hall was completed in 1878.  The Court House even served to house the Union-loyal Kentucky legislature briefly during the Civil War, when the state was divided between the North and the South.  The building is located at 6th and Jefferson streets.

"Court House, Louisville, Ky." 
Card Printed 1905, mailed 1910.

Court House
"Court House, Louisville, Ky." 
ca 1930

Perry Centenniel
"Perry Centennial
Louisville, Ky"

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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