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Third Avenue

Today we call it Third Street.  In the late 19th and early 20th Century it was known as 3rd Avenue, and was a favorite for Louisville Postcards because of its seemingly endless row of fine mansions and public buildings from downtown ending at the Confederate Monument.

3rd Street
"View of 3rd Ave, Louisville, Ky." 
Post card printed between 1901 and 1907

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"Adath Israel Jewish Temple, Louisville, Ky." 

Walnut Street Baptist Church
Walnut Street Baptist Church,
Louisville Ky.
3rd & St. Catherine

Norton Infirmary
"Norton Infirmary, Louisville, Ky."
3rd & Oak (NE side)
Post Card mailed August 1918
Norton Infirmary
Norton Memorial Infirmary, Louisville, Ky."
Later view, new building


The Marquette Terrace and Toddle House Restaurant
3rd and Ormsby

3rd St near Magnolia

3rd Avenue, 1300 Block

"View on Third Avenue, Louisville, Ky." 
Shows the east side of Third Avenue
near the corner of Magnolia.
Postcard mailed August, 1908

"Third Avenue, North from Magnolia Street,
Louisville, Ky." 
View north from the
corner of 3rd and Magnolia.
ca. 1905-1910


3rd St. 1400 Block

3rd Street

"Third Avenue, Louisville, Ky." 
The present 1400 Block of 3rd Street

"Along Third Avenue, Louisville" 
between Magnolia and Hill Street
Post card mailed June 1906
Saturday Evening Post series

"Third Avenue, Louisville, Ky." 
A similar view of 3rd Avenue

Residence Section, South Third Ave, Louisville, Ky
(1500 Block)

"Entrance Magnolia Garden
S. K. Hoffman, Mgr., 3rd & Avery, Louisville, Ky" 
Post card printed shortly after 1914

The Confederate Monument
10 more views

"J. B. Speed Memorial Museum
Louisville, Kentucky"


For more views of Third Avenue, see also
The Confederate Monument (multiple views) &


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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